Experts evaluated the technical equipment and operational characteristics of the bus, and also considered the possibility of acquiring those for Novosibirsk city.
The peculiarity of this bus with a gas engine is that it runs only on compressed natural gas – methane, the most inexpensive and environmentally friendly types of motor fuel, explained in the Novosibirsk City Hall. In addition, methane – the only fuel whose price level in Russia is limited by law and may not exceed 50% of the cost of gasoline A-80.
The bus of this model has 25 seats and is designed to carry up to 84 passengers at a time. According to the manufacturer, the heating of it is made by the independent gas heater.
Buses with gas engines can be replaced by similar vehicles running on diesel fuel. In the near future municipality will decide the feasibility of establishing a targeted city program.