Continuing the expansion of its range of environmentally friendly products, Scania presented the new K320 IB 4×2 intercity bus of the Green Efficiency Line designed to run on natural gas propulsion, and adaptable to short, medium and long distance routes. This type of bus has already been tested with successful experiences in cities such as Bogotá, Medellín, Madrid and Stockholm.
With a range of approximately 600 km with 215 m3 of CNG, the bus is fed from six tanks located in the front of the 150-liter warehouse, and can be refueled at any service station in the country that supplies CNG. The 9.3-liter, 320-hp engine is part of the Euro VI 5-cylinder engine range, characterized by saving space and weight in the unit, without sacrificing performance. The bodywork is from Saldivia, a company committed to the design and durability of its products.
“At Scania we work on efficiency from all possible perspectives, both in terms of operating costs and environmental advantages, using the benefits of technology,” said Andrés Leonard, CEO of Scania Argentina. “We are convinced that the chosen path is the only one that will lead us towards a more sustainable and efficient transport system.”
Jorge Vittar, Buses Manager at Scania Argentina, explained: “Due to the minimum level of noise and vibrations of this type of vehicle, these models offer greater comfort for the driver, for passengers and inhabitants of large cities. We believe that it is in these three areas in which the entire system must continue to advance: better public transport, the commitment to energy efficiency and a defined path towards alternative fuels.”
Source: Scania Argentina