IVECO BUS ‘Sustainable Bus of 2020″ and record order of 409 natural gas buses for Paris, France

IVECO BUS has won a record order to supply 409 Urbanway Natural Power (NP) buses to the Parisian Transport Authority, Ile-de-France Mobilités. The buses will be deployed on the public transport network which covers both the inner and outer suburbs of the Paris Region and will play a major part in the City’s development plan for a diesel-free transport network.

The significant order for Paris is the result of a partnership between IVECO BUS, and CATP (French Public Transport Central Purchasing Office) and was announced at the recent National Public Transport Exhibition held in Nantes, France.

IVECO BUS will deliver the biogas-powered vehicles between 2020 and 2021. The Urbanway NP has a range of up to 400 kilometers and is therefore ideally suited to the requirements of the public transport network of the Greater Paris area.

Fueled by biomethane derived from recycled organic waste, the Urbanway NP delivers major environmental benefits, noise reduction and improved air quality. Fine particle emissions are reduced to almost zero and NOx emissions by more than a third. The Urbanway’s natural gas engine cuts noise level by 50% improving travelling conditions for drivers, passengers and residents alike.

At the same time, the IVECO Crossway Natural Power coach IVECO BUS  received the title of ‘Sustainable Bus of the Year’, in the interurban category, at this year’s Busworld Europe Exhibition. (October 18 to 23 in Brussels, Belgium).

The Crossway Natural Power is equipped with the latest-generation 360 hp FPT Industrial CURSOR 9 Natural Power (NP) gas engine. The compressed gas tanks which are integrated into the roof, an exclusive, patented feature, optimize the vehicle's center of gravity for greater on-road stability and increases comfort for both driver and passengers.

It provides the same accessibility, passenger capacity and luggage space as the diesel version. The vehicle has a range of up to 600 km and is compatible with rapid or slow filling. When running on biomethane, the bus has an excellent carbon balance and reduces greenhouse gas production by up to 95%.

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