Hexagon Agility to provide fuel systems for CNG buses to Scania Colombia

OSLO, NORWAY: Hexagon Agility has received an order from Scania Colombia, a world-leading bus and truck OEM, to deliver compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems for nine-and twelve-meter buses.

These new low emission buses are built with bodies (the portion of a bus that encloses the bus’s occupant space) from Busscar, a Columbian bus body builder and are ideal for urban operation.

This order represents an estimated value of USD 5.2 million (approx. NOK 46.3 million).

“As the City of Bogota, Colombia continues to drive towards reducing its carbon footprint, these new CNG buses are a game-changer, particularly the nine-meter buses suited for ‘Stop and Go transport’,” said Juan Carlos Ocampo, General Director of Scania Colombia.

“We are committed to delivering sustainable solutions to customers like the City of Bogota, to help them achieve their sustainability goals.”

“We are very pleased to partner with Scania Colombia by providing best-in-class CNG fuel systems for the transit bus OEM market,” said Eric Bippus, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing of Hexagon Agility.

“We believe that clean air is a right, not a privilege. This partnership with Scania is an important step in Hexagon Agility’s efforts to make our vision, clean air everywhere, a global reality.”

About the market

City of Bogota, Colombia is deemed to be one of the top five cities in the world with densest traffic. Transport emissions are the biggest contributor to health harming air quality in the city.

To reduce the levels of pollution in the city and in Colombia, the Colombian government has confirmed during COP26 its plan to reduce 51% of carbon emissions by 2030.

Compared to diesel, these new CNG buses play a critical role reducing NOx emissions by 80%, suspended particles by 96% and sulfur dioxide emissions by 100%. Additionally, it reduces noise emissions by 50%.

Deliveries of the fuel systems for CNG buses are scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2022.

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