IVECO to deliver 250 more buses to Côte d'Ivoire

iveco ivory coastFollowing the order of 450 buses in January 2018, the government of the Côte d'Ivoire and the Abidjan Transport Company SOTRA confirm a new investment with CNH Industrial’s global bus brand for a total running fleet of more than 750 city buses

Abidjan’s latest order from IVECO BUS, the global bus brand of CNH Industrial and one of the leading providers of natural gas buses, consists of 200 crossway low entry (LE) and 50 crealis natural power (NP) 18-metres buses.

This delivery is expected to provide Abidjan with the latest compressed natural gas (CNG) and bus rapid transit (BRT) technologies. BRT is a bus-based public transport system designed to improve capacity and reliability.

The Côte d'Ivoire is the first country on the African continent to order high-value CNG buses. This choice utilises vehicles with low environmental impact, which are seen to be a viable solution for the country, given its substantial reserves of natural gas both on land and off-shore.

With this latest agreement, the city’s running IVECO bus fleet will amount to more than 750 city buses, 100 of which are BRT running on CNG.

Natural gas vehicles are an effective answer to environmental concerns and represent an efficient solution for mass passenger transport. CNG vehicles offer major benefits in terms of their low running costs and a reduction in pollution and noise: fine particle emissions are reduced to nearly zero, nitrogen oxide emissions by more than one third and noise level is reduced by half.

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