Scania has delivered 37 natural gas powered buses in the state of Puebla. This is the largest fleet of Scania vehicles in Mexico so far and will serve in the first public transport corridor in the country that operates with CNG.
The vehicles delivered include 25 articulated buses and 12 standards, all of them running on natural gas and a Euro 6 engine. The importance of the configuration of the buses’ powertrain is that they emit five times less noise than those equipped with a diesel engine, in addition to the reduction in polluting emission.
“For Latin America in particular, natural gas has turned out to be ideal for public transport due in part to the fuel cost; therefore, the cost of operation in most countries is usually low and remarkably efficient,” said Enrique Enrich, CEO of Scania Mexico.
Scania recently signed an agreement to put into operation a fleet of 481 CNG buses in Colombia during the 2019-2020 period.
Enrich pointed out that both governments and companies should not ignore the use of new technologies and alternative fuels.