Argentina: Scania CNG bus hits the streets of the city of Córdoba
Scania will provide TAMSE, the state company that operates passenger transport in the city of Córdoba, with a test bus powered by natural gas to carry out its operations under real conditions for 60 days. With an average of 180 km per day, the Scania vehicle will serve the company’s B1 line that runs from Pueyrredón to Argüello Norte neighborhoods, crossing the main avenues of the city.
In addition to allowing a 40% reduction in operating cost, the Green Efficiency line buses powered by CNG have a direct impact on people’s quality of life: they produce less noise in their operation and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. These benefits are the main features prioritized by TAMSE.
“We are developing various projects that seek to strengthen the transition towards a more efficient and sustainable transportation. The use of natural gas as fuel is currently our best option to take care of the environment,” explained Carlos Naval, Regional Manager of the Central Zone, Scania Argentina.
The bus, whose route carries between 200 and 300 passengers daily, will be driven by 25 female drivers. “One of our pillars is sustainability, which is why we are extremely excited to be able to test this gas-powered unit that Scania delivers to us to corroborate its performance in the topography of our city. Our goal is to continue improving the transportation service for all Cordoba citizens and that is why it is important to continue innovating with environmentally-friendly alternatives,” added Marcelo Rodio, Chairman of the Board of TAMSE.
In addition to starting this trial, Scania, TAMSE and the bodybuilder Marcopolo will sign a strategic alliance focused on continuing to seek and offer solutions for transport more committed to sustainability, with the test of the natural gas bus being the first step in this journey.