Hexagon Agility has received an order from Scania Colombia to deliver CNG fuel systems for 9- and 12-meter buses. These new low emission vehicles are built with bodies (the portion of a bus that encloses the bus’s occupant space) from Busscar, a Columbian bus body builder and are ideal for urban operation. This order represents an estimated value of USD 5.2 million. Deliveries of the CNG fuel systems are scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2022.
“As the City of Bogotá continues to drive towards reducing its carbon footprint, these new CNG buses are a game-changer, particularly the 9-meter buses suited for ‘Stop and Go transport’,” said Juan Carlos Ocampo, General Director of Scania Colombia. “We are committed to delivering sustainable solutions to customers like Bogotá, to help them achieve their sustainability goals.”
“We are very pleased to partner with Scania Colombia by providing best-in-class CNG fuel systems for the transit bus OEM market,” said Eric Bippus, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing of Hexagon Agility. “We believe that clean air is a right, not a privilege. This partnership with Scania is an important step in Hexagon Agility’s efforts to make our vision, clean air everywhere, a global reality.”
Bogotá is deemed to be one of the top five cities in the world with densest traffic. Transport emissions are the biggest contributor to health harming air quality in the city. To cut the levels of pollution in the city and in Colombia, the Colombian government has confirmed during COP26 its plan to reduce 51% of carbon emissions by 2030. Compared to diesel, these new CNG buses play a critical role reducing NOx emissions by 80%, suspended particles by 96% and sulfur dioxide emissions by 100%. Additionally, it reduces noise emissions by 50%.
Source: Hexagon Group