Scania to supply US EPA 2007-compliant public transport buses in Mexico

Rebecca Hayward - 16 May 2014

Scania has announced the order of 62 buses by Mexico City's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. The busses will be compliant with US Environment Protection Agency's (EPA) 2007 emissions standards.

The delivery involves 52 units of the Scania K 360 model and 10 units of Scania K 310 model. Both models bus body's will be built by the Brazilian company, Neobus, and feature engines that utilise Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce NOx emissions to US 2007 standards.

Scania delivers buses for BRT systems in Latin America and Africa, and to date has sold 3,500 buses for this purpose. "We are delighted to expand our business to also include city buses", said Arnaud Dordilly, Managing Director at Scania México. "Our strategy of providing service at bus operators' workshops is also contributing to our success in this segment", he added.

Scania expects that the new buses will serve 211,000 passengers per day while operating on the 21.3 km Mexibus line 2, which runs through the province of Cuautitlán Izcalli.

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