The major European cities are committed to this development. For example, the EMT of Madrid (municipal public transport company) has received 32 articulated compressed natural gas buses so far this year. Assembled by Castrosua, they feature E2876 chassis with a 310 hp, 12.8-liter, six-cylinder engine and a torque of 1,250 Nm between 1,000 and 1,600 rpm.
In addition, as part of the same tender, 21 buses from NL 313 F CNG model assembled by Burillo had been delivered. These 2-axis city buses are equipped with a 310 hp engine and EEV emission level.
Miguel Angel Alonso, Bus commercial director at MAN Truck & Bus Iberia, says that “these vehicle’s main advantages are their easy drive, efficiency and noise level, which are much lower than those generated by conventional diesel models. Buses have a lower emission levels, even below EEV standard, and a driving range enough to easily comply with the route operations. MAN advocates a flexible and environmentally friendly urban transport.”
Source: MAN Trucks & Bus Iberia.