The City Council of Ciudad Real is committed to a sustainable urban development strategy, which includes the renewal of the fleet of buses that circulates in the city. For this, it has incorporated the first three Scania vehicles powered by CNG.
These buses have a Scania N 280 UB4*2 chassis and Castrosua bodywork. It is the urban low-floor chassis with two axles. It has a Euro 6 9-liter, 5-cylinder and 280 HP engine that offers a torque of 1,350 Nm, the highest torque available on the market for its displacement and that allows great energy savings and an exceptional dynamics of its powertrain. The range is 500 kilometers.
The vehicles are 10.2 meters long and 2.55 meters wide and have a capacity for 55 standing passengers and 19 seats. In addition, they have a ramp for people with reduced mobility, a lateral tilt system, USB chargers and an audible and visual warning of the next stop.
“The reliability of Scania vehicles and the efficiency of the CNG engine offer the optimal equation for urban transport that guarantees maximum environmental and economic sustainability. CNG and bio-CNG are one of the most sustainable options in this type of urban fleets due to the significant savings in operating costs throughout the life of the vehicle. A solution that cities such as Madrid, Palma, Seville, Salamanca, Toledo and, now, Ciudad Real have opted for,” said Pedro Cotera, Urban Bus Manager, Scania Ibérica.
Source: Scania Spain