NCT receives final biogas buses from Scania/ADL

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NCT now has the largest biogas fleet in the world

The biogas buses are powered by a Scania engine, which delivers 280hp and CO2 reductions of up to 84% compared to diesel

Scania and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) have delivered the final of 53 biogas-fuelled double-deckers to Nottingham City Transport.

Now the world’s largest biogas fleet, the Enviro400CBG City buses are now providing daily services on a number of routes in and around the city.

Each bus has a minimum range of 250 miles on a single fill, and boasts CO2 reductions of up to 84% compared to a conventional diesel bus – helping the operator win the Environmental Award at this year’s UK Bus Awards.

Martin West, New Bus and Coach Sales Director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited, said: “We are delighted at Nottingham’s success at the Awards and congratulate the team wholeheartedly.

“Nottingham is one of the pioneers of biogas double-deckers in the UK and is now deservedly reaping the benefits of its foresight and commitment.

“The successful introduction of the fleet, backed by an installation of an in-house gas refuelling station, is redefining sustainability and demonstrating a new and exciting model of bus operation.”

Richard Matthews, UK Sales Director for ADL, added: “Transparency, trust and mutual respect between all three partners involved has been key in bringing this to life and we are looking forward to continuing to build on this strong foundation in 2019 and beyond.”

Underpinning the Enviro400CBG City body is Scania’s 280hp N280 UD4x2 chassis. The vehicles have an overall length of 11.5-metres, midway between Nottingham’s existing 10.9- and 12-metre buses.