Irizar has manufactured the first LNG i4 model coach with a range of more than 1,000 kilometers for intercity or short distance routes. This option is an addition to the wide range of technologies and sustainable fuels that Irizar is currently offering.
The first vehicle equipped with this technology is the class II i4 model Irizar. It is a versatile coach that is perfect for cities, commuter lines, school or company transport and occasional use.
It has two cylindrical cryogenic (-162º C) type tanks placed longitudinally on both sides of the coach’s central baggage area, which is completely watertight and isolated from the passenger area. They have a gas capacity of 704 liters and they weigh 830 kg when completely full.
Thanks to the natural gas technology, the new coach will reduce CO2 emissions by 25%, NOx emissions by 85% and particle pollution by 96%, minimizing air quality reference emissions that affect health to nearly zero. Beyond providing greater thermal performance than diesel, noise levels are also reduced by 50%. Insofar as operating costs (TCO), it is estimated that they may be up to 30% lower depending on the cost differential of natural gas and diesel. The maintenance cost remains similar to a conventional diesel vehicle.
The (bio)LNG range of vehicles from Irizar includes the i4, i6S and i6 Irizar model coaches. In September, the Irizar i4 will also be available with the new Scania NBG 9I Euro6E 340 horsepower chassis. In 2022 that technology will be extended to the Irizar i6 and i6S models for medium and long distance suburban routes with a new generation 410 HP 131 NBG chassis in lengths from 12 to 15 meters. It has two options for biofuel tank packages, a single tank or two separate tanks for different ranges and luggage compartment capacities.
The L version of the Irizar i4, with a smooth floor and low aisle for better accessibility, is 12.2 meters long, it has a double central door with built in PRM manufactured by Masats and it’s been built on a Scania 320 EB 4X2 E6D LNG biofuel chassis with a 9l and 320 HP engine. It has seating for 49, 1 PRM and room for 13 standing passengers. And, in this case, it will do commuter routes with frequent stops. It also includes destination signage, a CCTV video surveillance system and a digital gas control panel that lets the driver verify incidents in the gas system and comply with all safety protocols.