Said to be the largest fleet of its type in the world, the 84-passenger-capacity vehicles are now providing daily services on a number of routes in and around the city.
Each bus can operate for at least 250 miles on a single fill, and contributes to improved air quality through low emissions of NOx and PM, and reductions of carbon dioxide emissions by up to 84%.
Based on Scania’s 276bhp N 280 UD4x2 chassis, the Nottingham biogas fleet is equipped with ADL’s Enviro400CBG City body and each vehicle has an overall length of 11.5m.
Martin West, Scania GB’s new bus and coach sales director, says: “The successful introduction of the fleet, backed by an installation of an in-house gas refuelling station, is redefining sustainability and demonstrating a new and exciting model of bus operation.”
Richard Matthews, ADL’s UK sales director, adds: “We are pleased to have partnered with NCT and Scania on this momentous project. Not only does this fleet deliver the green credentials of biogas, it also provides a premium, passenger-centric specification.
“Transparency, trust and mutual respect between all three partners involved has been key in bringing this to life and we are looking forward to continuing to build on this strong foundation in 2019 and beyond.”
Nottingham City Transport was named top city operator and won the environmental award at this year’s UK Bus awards.