Reading confirms order for first five ADL biogas double deckers 09 November 2016

Reading Buses has confirmed its order for five Alexander Dennis (ADL) double-deck CNG (compressed natural gas) powered buses – the UK’s first, and adding to what is already the country’s largest gas bus fleet.

The vehicles, which are due to enter service later this month (November 2016) are all Enviro400CBG biogas buses, developed by ADL and Scania.

The two firms say they have overcome the challenge of where to place the fuel cylinders, which are now under the staircase and under seats at the rear of the upper deck.

As for the power plant, it is based on Scania’s Euro 6 diesel equivalent with the exchange of around 40 parts.

Accredited to LCEB standards, the Enviro400CBG has been proven to deliver 20% lower CO2 emissions than a Euro 6 diesel equivalent, while its bio-methane fuel at Reading makes it among the UK’s most sustainable, green passenger transport vehicles ever.

Beyond that, Reading has put its usual mark on the bus design, wth USB power sockets, coat hooks, tables for social interaction, wireless charging pods, etc.

Brian Tinham

Related Companies
Alexander Dennis Ltd
Scania (Great Britain) Ltd

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