Scania and Alexander Dennis have completed the delivery of 53 double-deck biogas-fuelled double-decks to Nottingham City Transport. Representing the largest fleet of its type, the 11.5m-long, 84-passenger-capacity vehicles are now operating daily services on a number of routes in and around the city.
Each bus has a minimum range of 250 miles on a single fill, according to Scania, which claims the biogas fleet contributes to improved air quality through lower emissions of nitrous oxides and particulate matter, and reductions of carbon dioxide emissions by up to 84 per cent.
“Nottingham is one of the pioneers of biogas double-deckers in the UK and is now deservedly reaping the benefits of its foresight and commitment,” says Martin West, new bus and coach sales director, Scania (Great Britain). “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, UK sales director, ADL, 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.”
Based on Scania’s 280hp N 280 UD4x2 chassis, the Nottingham biogas fleet is equipped with ADL’s Enviro400CBG City body.