Scania Argentina organized the test of a CNG-powered bus with the El Cacique passenger transport company in the province of Mendoza, from which great benefits were corroborated in the intensive use of the vehicle for urban routes. The demo unit of the Green Efficiency line was provided by the Scania dealer in Mendoza.
Maipú-based El Cacique transports passengers in different departments of the Mendoza province. With the aim of venturing into more sustainable options, the operator tested the bus “and the results were successful”, noted Scania in a statement.
“It has been proven that CNG-powered buses mean a reduction of up to 40% in fuel consumption compared to diesel vehicles. A more sustainable transport means both the reduction of operating costs and a lower emission of polluting gases,” stated Fernando Luna, Manager of Services of the Cuyo Region of Scania.
From El Cacique, the person in charge of Maintenance, Rogelio Sánchez, highlighted: “We need reliable vehicle like these because, in short and medium-distance transport, the service cannot stop.”
Likewise, the company’s driver Fabián Montivero commented that “the CNG bus is very comfortable and quiet; both from what the passengers said and from the driving position.”
Scania recently presented its New Generation of Buses in Argentina, which stands out for guaranteeing 10% fuel savings in all its configurations and models. The vehicles, available for both medium and long-distance routes as well as for urban routes, prioritize energy efficiency, the use of alternative fuels and intelligent and safe transport in their development.
Source: Scania Argentina