RATP (Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens), which recently launched a major European multi-year tender (2014-2017) for a contract for some 1,000 standard 12-meter green city buses, has just awarded two of four tender lots for new generation CNG and hybrid electric buses to CNH Industrial’s Iveco Bus brand. RATP seeks to reduce urban pollution, currently a core concern for many European cities.
Iveco natural gas buses feature the Cursor 8 CNG – an engine renowned for its technological excellence – with emissions that are below the levels of the Euro VI directive. For the greater benefit of both city-dwellers and passengers, the noise levels with this engine have been halved and its vibrations attenuated at all operating speeds.
The Iveco Cursor 8 CNG engine is manufactured by CNH Industrial’s powertrain business, FPT Industrial, at the Bourbon-Lancy, France, manufacturing site. Since 2003, 24,000 Cursor 8 CNG engines have been produced at this factory, for road and industrial applications worldwide, including a recent supply to repower bus fleets in Beijing, China.
Iveco Bus also won the RATP tender thanks to its all new Urbanway city bus available in a Full Hybrid version, which combines technologically advanced systems with a brand-new attractive design. As the historical and largest bus supplier of RATP, Iveco Bus consolidated its position, having perfectly anticipated the operator’s will to adopt sustainable and environmentally friendly buses.
Source: CNH Industrial