Having completed testing the new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Bravis bus, manufactured by OOO KAMAZ-Marco (a joint venture established by OJSC KAMAZ and the Brazilian company Marcopolo to produce Bravis buses in Russia) has received an official certificate from Rosstandart, Russia’s Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology.
According to Roman Mugerman, General Director of , the certificate confirms that the CNG Bravis bus complies with all requirements the state currently imposes on vehicles of this class. It means that the company has the right to assemble, produce and sell new, economy and environmentally friendlier small-class buses (Euro 5 198.5 hp engine) in the Russian Federation.
The total seating capacity is up to 50 people, the number of seats equals 20 (not counting a driver’s seat), the curb weight is 6 tonnes.
“We are among the first who enters the market with such a product,” Roman Mugerman said. “KAMAZ-Marco plans to assemble the first production batch – 20 gas Bravis buses – in October. They will go to subsidiaries of Gazprom.”