Galician coach builder Castrosua recently delivered five units of its Euro VI model Magnus.E bus to passenger transport operator Argabus S.A. and one unit of the same body to the company Autobuses Urbanos de Arganda, S.A. (AURA), all incorporating Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) technology. The Magnus.E is designed especially for near and medium distances (mainly for carrying passenger transport services on the periphery of cities).
The five CNG units delivered to Argabus were high floor bodies built on Scania KIB 4 × 2 chassis, 13 meters long and with seating for 51 passengers.
The CNG bus delivered to AURA has was built for low frame entry on a Scania KUB 4 × 2 chassis, 10.8 meters long andwith seating for 32 passengers.
Depending on the length of the vehicle and according to the number of liters and CNG cylinders available to it, these buses can range over 500 kilometers while reducing fuel costs and emissions.
Neither company is new to natural gas buses. Scania delivered four Scania 4×2 K280IB buses to Argabus and one Scania 4×2 K280UB Low Entry CNG to AURA in January 2015.
(Sources: Castrosua; Scania)