IVECO BUS announced an agreement for the delivery of 50 buses powered by natural gas to the city of Abidjan, the financial capital of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa. The agreement was signed with the city’s public transit provider SOTRA (Société des transports Abidjanais) and includes an additional 400 petroleum fueled buses.
The Crealis models will be the first BHNS (High Service Level Bus) natural gas buses delivered to the African continent. This marks an important step forward for the country and perhaps for the continent thanks to the significant environmental benefits offered from the adoption of natural gas buses.
With natural gas, IVECO says the emissions levels relating to fine particles are close to zero and those of Nitrogen Oxide are reduced by 60 percent compared to the current European regulations.