EMT Madrid once again relies on Scania to continue expanding its fleet of vehicles powered by natural gas. After several orders and a satisfactory experience with the Scania CNG N280 bus, 184 new units will be added to the 206 that already circulate in Madrid, completing a total of 390 buses.
These vehicles feature a modern and advanced OC09 101 5-cylinder, 280 HP engine, with the largest available torque on the market, 1350Nm for its 9-liter displacement and allowing great energy savings and exceptional dynamics of its kinematic chain. Their response ratios are practically equivalent to their diesel counterpart.
The buses have multiple savings systems integrated with the generation of compressed air, electronic systems, gearbox and other components, as well as individual spark plugs with double ignition that improves operating economy and reduces emissions. Regarding comfort and ergonomics, significant improvements in interior habitability have been achieved with the wider interior platform and with fewer steps and more seats at the same floor height.
These Scania buses present emission data that, in all the parameters of the Euro 6 standard, are below 50% of the allowed limits, contributing to the sustainability of the largest fleet of CNG buses in Spain, providing outstanding performance and reliability. In addition, the future integration of biomethane, with pilot experiences such as Valdemingómez in Madrid, are real and effective options to ensure reductions of up to 90% of CO2 emissions, which would represent the most efficient transport system in the market, with a unique circular economy proposal for cities.
The vehicles were mounted on the Grupo Castrosua’s New City CNG model. All units are 12 meters long, have two doors and 27 seats and space for two wheelchairs.