In order to strengthen its stronghold in the commercial vehicle market in India, Tata Motors has introduced the first LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) powered bus in Kerala. The first LNG bus, TATA LPO1613 was showcased in the presence of the Minister of MoPNG (Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas) Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and the Chief Minister of Kerala Shri Pinarayi Vijayan.
The LNG-powered bus is lighter than similar buses powered by engines requiring other fuels. As a result of the lighter weight in combination with the LNG technology, the bus will be able to deliver greater fuel-efficiency and can run 700km in one filling.
What is LNG?
LNG ( Liquified Natural Gas) is a CH4, methane and a mixture of ethane C2H6f. The gas is environment-friendly and emits lesser CO2 emission than diesel. LNG offers more advantage than the CNG (compressed natural gas) and is more suitable in trucks and buses. The introduction of the LNG gas will help to meet the COP21( Conference of the Parties) commitment.
On the occasion of the introduction of the LNG bus, Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director - Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors said – “We at Tata Motors are proud to showcase the country’s first LNG bus; our gas-fueled people mover. As one of the country’s largest bus manufacturers, the Tata LNG bus is based on the Tata Motors understanding of the various transport authorities for public transport, creating a win-win situation for all stakeholders – for clean, safe, affordable and comfortable commuting. With LNG, we are not only FUTUREADY, but are extending that capability towards the energy security of our nation.”
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