March 12, 2021. Forerunner of the natural gas bus, the metropolis of Grenoble, in France, continues its investments with a new order for 20 articulated models with a length of 18 meters.
Carried out through the Center for Public Procurement (UGAP), this commission reinforces Grenoble’s commitment to this class of vehicles powered by gaseous fuel. In total, the Isère community has ordered 20 units of the 18-meter articulated Scania Citywide CNG model. All are equipped with 9-liter, 320-horsepower engines and a six-speed ZF transmission. They will complete 56 city-wide low-rise and city-wide low-entry floors, as well as 25 city-wide fueled by natural gas.
“It is a great satisfaction for Scania France to have won this new tender for CNG vehicles. The Grenoble network and its metropolitan area are thus becoming a local benchmark in the field of natural gas or biogas vehicles for our company. With ever-increasing demand across the country, these buses fully meet current and future standards, as well as the demands of urban areas,” explains Philippe Pierson, Urban and Interurban Network Development Manager at Scania France.