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Scania and ADL for UK CNG

April 22, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Alexander Dennis Limited and the UK arm of Sweden’s Scania are teaming to bring a new CNG-fueled transit bus to the British market.

The collaborative venture, says a Scania GB release, “will see Scania supply its KUB chassis and high pressure lightweight composite tanks to Alexander Dennis Limited for fitment of an adapted Enviro300 43-seat, 12.2-meter [40-foot] overall length body.”

Scania gets Type IV all-composite compressed natural gas fuel cylinders from France’s Ullit, says business development manager Alan Martin.

A natural gas-fueled Scania bus in Sweden, ‘one of many.’ Now Scania GB is working with Alexander Dennis Ltd on natural gas buses for Britain. Dan Boman photo

The new vehicle feature Scania’s 270-horsepower EEV 9.3-liter five-cylinder lean burn gas engine, which is said to offer high efficiency and low fuel consumption with no need for exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). It shares the same platform as Scania’s modular-build 9.3-liter diesel engine, “which limits the number of new components required for the low entry gas chassis to around 40 items.”

The finished vehicle will be available via both Scania GB and ADL.

Scania says that all necessary technical literature and parts are available, and that it’s working with a gas infrastructure provider “in order to be able to supply operators with a complete gas-powered transport system.” The firm notes that the vehicle is biomethane-compatible.

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