IVECO BUS wins contract to supply Athens with CNG buses

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IVECO BUS has established a new collaboration for more sustainable mobility in Athens, Greece.
The Greek Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has chosen IVECO BUS for its URBANWAY CNG articulated model.
This bus is powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and is compatible with biomethane.
A total of 100 URBANWAY CNG buses will be delivered by the end of the year to renew the existing fleet in Athens.
The 18-metre-long URBANWAY models meet Euro VI-e emissions standards for CNG vehicles.
The buses on order will be fitted with the Cursor 9 NP engine manufactured by FPT Industrial.
With four doors, 42 seats and one wheelchair area, they can welcome a total of 144 passengers on board.
The vehicles also integrate the new ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) devices to comply with the GSR (General Safety Regulation) regulation coming into force in July 2024.
Christos Staikouras, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, said: “The signing of the contract with Iveco France SAS for the supply of 100 articulated 18-metre-long CNG city buses marks another step towards achieving a three-fold goal set by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.
"This goal concerns the upgrade of urban transportation, the promotion of sustainable urban mobility, and the attainment of a high-level of public transportation services offered to citizens.”
“We are delighted that our natural gas technology has impressed the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, and that they have chosen our new-generation URBANWAY CNG for the renewal and modernisation programme of the city bus fleet of Athens.
"That so many important cities around Europe choose IVECO BUS for the energy transition of their fleets is a confirmation of the quality and performance of our vehicles for sustainable mobility,” said Giorgio Zino, head of IVECO BUS Europe Commercial Operations.

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