Iveco celebrates Greek order

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Iveco is to supply 100 Urbanway CNG buses to Athens. IVECO BUS


Iveco Bus has established a new partnership which will see the manufacturer deploy its gas technology expertise to Greece. The Greek Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has chosen Iveco’s Urbanway CNG articulated model for an order of 100 vehicles to be delivered by the end of the year to renew the existing fleet in Athens.

The 18-metre buses meet Euro VI-e emissions standards for CNG vehicles. With four doors, 42 seats and one wheelchair area, they can accommodate up to 144 passengers, and will also be fitted with 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-metre 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 modernisation programme 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,” added Giorgio Zino, Head of Iveco Bus Europe Commercial Operations.