TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF THE TEST DRIVE IVECO CNG BUS IN BELGRADE, COMPARED TO DIESEL BUS AND E-BUS
AUTHORS: Slobodan Mišanović, Dragan Taranović, Jovica Vasiljević, Nenad Novaković
ABSTRACT: In November 2018, test drive of the Iveco Urbanway-Cursor 8 CNG bus, was carried out on four representative lines in Belgrade. Fuel consumption, energy efficiency, driving performance and economic effects of possible CNG-powered buses are the subject of this paper. The analysis also included a comparison with the performance of diesel buses operating on lines 53, 83, 711 and an electric bus operating on the EKO 1
line in Belgrade. The conducted test showed that CNG can be used successfully as fuel for buses in public transport despite the lower energy efficiency compared with buses on diesel and electric powered and proved the economic profitability compared to diesel buses.
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