The 6-tons bus, with a length of 14 feet and capacity of carrying 120 passengers, was built entirely in Colombia and has a Canadian Cummins engine that works with natural gas, detailed company’s manager Eduardo Castrillón. In turn, the unit has a smaller turning radius and with its lighter axles the impact on the pavement is lower and avoids road damage.
Colombiana de Chasises invested about US$220.000 in the production of this bus, which will be available on the market at a final price of $ 340 million. Expectations in Medellin include selling at least 60 units in the short term, while the target will be intermediate cities in the country.
By having electronic Cummins engine, the vehicle meets Euro V standards. Unlike diesel buses, its combustion is almost free of particulate matter (PM10), which helps reduce the rate of respiratory diseases and protect the environment.