Iveco Bus is set to export as many as 100 Urbanway CNG in Athens, Greece.

The Greek Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has indeed chosen Iveco Bus for its Urbanway CNG articulated model. This bus runs on compressed natural gas (CNG) and is compatible with biomethane. A total of 100 units buses will be delivered by the end of the year to renew the existing fleet in Athens, Iveco Bus says. 

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Iveco Urbanway CNG for Athens

The 18-meter-long Urbanway models meet Euro VI-e emissions standards for CNG vehicles. The buses on order will be fitted with the Cursor 9 NP engine manufactured by FPT Industrial. With 4 doors, 42 seats and one wheelchair area, they can welcome a total of 144 passengers on board. The vehicles also integrate the new ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) devices to comply with the GSR (General Safety Regulation) regulation coming into force in July 2024.

Christos Staikouras, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, said: “The signing of the contract with Iveco France SAS for the supply of 100 articulated 18-meter long CNG city buses marks another step towards achieving a three-fold goal set by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. This goal concerns the upgrade of urban transportation, the promotion of sustainable urban mobility, and the attainment of a high-level of public transportation services offered to citizens.”

“We are delighted that our natural gas technology has impressed the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, and that they have chosen our new-generation Urbanway CNG for the renewal and modernization program of the city bus fleet of Athens. That so many important cities around Europe choose IVECO BUS for the energy transition of their fleets is a confirmation of the quality and performance of our vehicles for sustainable mobility,” said Giorgio Zino, Head of IVECO BUS Europe Commercial Operations.

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