RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens), the French state-owned public transport operator for the city of Paris, France, has awarded IVECO BUS with one of the lots in a Europe-wide call for long-term collaboration between 2017 to 2021. The agreement will involve the supply of up to 200 Urbanway Natural Power buses, equipped to run on CNG and RNG.
IVECO BUS is the European leader in natural gas buses, with some 6,000 buses currently in service across the continent. The alternative fuel technology offered by the company’s product line-up has been chosen by RATP for its benefits in terms of environmental impact and cost. IVECO BUS Natural Power product range guarantees air quality, quiet running and a neutral carbon footprint, making it a practical step towards the energy transition taking place in the public transport sector.
Other major cities which have already adopted gas-powered public transit fleets include Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan; Bari in southern Italy; Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic by population and area; Girona in northeastern Spain; Lille, Montpellier, Nantes and Valence, all in France.