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10 February 2015

Innovative LNG buses introduced to Slovak Republic

Автобус Solbus Solcity12 LNG на презентации в Словакии

Solbus Solcity12 LNG bus presented in Slovakia

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The Slovak Republic is becoming the third country in Europe to get acquainted with the LNG buses.

The innovative Solbus Solcity 12 LNG buses were presented to potential customers, users and municipal authorities in the Slovak town of Dunajská Streda. The event was attended by approx 60 people. The LNG bus and the mobile refueling station of Gazprom Germania performed the LNG fueling process, filling the 367-litres-tank with approx. 35 kg of LNG (maximum capacity 320kg). The benefits of LNG were described to the audience by the representatives of Gazprom Germania, Vemex, Polish bus manufacturer Solbus, Chart Ferox, Czech producer of LNG equipment and Danube LNG, Slovakian partner of Solbus and organizer of the demo runs.

These new, environmentally clean and economically attractive buses became a powerful attraction for the Slovak audience. Mr. Michal Humeník from the SAD Dunajská Streda (local bus operator and first demorun partner) said, he was pleased to have such modern transport technology at display in the city.

Mr. Tobias Noack from Gazprom Germania explained the economical and environmental benefits of the LNG technology and announced that he was looking forward to introduce this new alternative to the Slovakian public transport sector through a demonstration project.

In the coming days LNG Solbus together with the mobile refueling station will be demonstrated to potential customers not only in Dunajská Streda but also in the towns of Zvolen, Prievidza, and Trnava. During these upcoming days the Solbus Solcity12 LNG will be integrated and tested in the daily operation of different Slovakian bus operators in order to make them experience the benefits of LNG-fuelled buses.

The Solbus Solcity 12 LNG is equipped with a Cummins ISL G; 8,9 l. engine wth max. 280-320 horse powers and a 320kg LNG fuel tank which allows for the travelling distance of up to 600 kilometers.

First buses of that type are already being delivered to serve the city lines in Polish Olsztyn and Warsaw. Liquefied natural gas to fuel the fleet is supplied by Gazprom Germania.

Related sections:
Gas motor fuel, LNG

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