Iveco has launched a compressed natural gas (GNG) version of its Daily minibus. Available Europe-wide, the first deliveries are scheduled for early 2022.
Iveco Bus Brand Leader Stéphane Espinasse said: “The extension of our city range with the new Daily Access is an important step. It will consolidate the leadership of Iveco Bus as one of the key players in minibuses in Europe. It also reflects our brand’s ability to provide the widest sustainable city range including minibuses, midibuses, standard and articulated city buses, as well as dedicated BRT versions.”
Gauthier Ricord, Iveco Bus Minibus Sales Director added:” The Daily Access has been developed to fulfill our customers’ demands in urban mobility, at a high level of standard quality, and with enhanced features combining TCO optimisation and passenger well-being.”
Iveco says the new CNG-powered minibus will offer a high-quality service to passengers while respecting operating conditions and the environment. Central low-entry versions are available in lengths from 7.1m to 8m, with numerous seating layouts to meet different operational requirements. With large windows to give a bright interior, the bus can accommodate up to 28 passengers. Entry is via a double electric sliding door, with a manual wheelchair ramp as standard. The engine complies with the new Euro VI-E standards and Iveco says it ‘delivers powerful and responsive performance’ with 136hp and 350Nm of torque available. The structure has been strengthened to accommodate the roof mounted CNG tank rack, with up to 460-litre CNG capacity offering a range of up to 510km. The bus is compatible with biomethane, which can be generated from the recovery of organic waste, and the gas engine also reduces noise output, which Iveco says is halved compared to the diesel version. Running on biomethane, Iveco says CO2 emissions can by up to 95%.