AKIMAT OF ALMATY TESTS IVECO CROSSWAY BUS ON GAS

Today in Almaty, Iveco representatives handed over a 12-meter low-floor Iveco Crossway bus, which runs exclusively on compressed natural gas, to the city authorities and the carrier Almatyelectrotrans. The environmentally friendly bus will run on route No. 12 for three months.

The bus with a capacity of 100 people is equipped with an air conditioning system and a ramp for people with disabilities. Crossway is also comfortable for the driver - ZF automatic transmission, air suspension, in addition, there is a bus stop button at the bus stop. It activates the parking brake and turns on the function of tilting the body towards the sidewalk, which makes it easier for passengers to get on and off. When you press the gas pedal, the function is disabled - and the bus is ready to go further.

​​​​​​​The self-developed Cursor 9 Natural Power gas engine with a capacity of 360 hp is one of the main advantages of the bus: the use of natural gas reduces harmful emissions into the atmosphere and saves tens of tons of oxygen annually.

 

AKIMAT OF ALMATY TESTS IVECO CROSSWAY BUS ON GAS - JSCAB

 

“We will put the bus on the 12th route, which goes to Medeu, this route is replete with ascents and descents - these are good loads for units and equipment settings. Based on the results of the tests, we will already give recommendations. In total, the city plans to purchase 200 buses running on natural gas, a bus from another European manufacturer is already being tested, and a Russian-made bus is next in line. noted the head of Almatyelectrotrans Rizvan Tsinaev.

Modern Crossway buses manufactured at the SaryarkaAvtoProm enterprise in Kostanay have already proved themselves well with the capital's carriers, primarily due to reliability and cost of ownership. In addition, the manufacturer gives an extended warranty for 8 years, and he has a large spare parts warehouse in Kazakhstan.

 

AKIMAT OF ALMATY TESTS IVECO CROSSWAY BUS ON GAS - JSCAB

 

SaryarkaAvtoProm, together with Iveco, has been producing buses at the site in Kostanay for the fifth year. The first deliveries of buses to Astana began in 2014, today more than 700 units of vehicles are already working at the capital's auto enterprises. And finally, we got to Almaty. In addition to quality and reliability, we have a great advantage - our buses are produced in Kazakhstan, so there are convenient financing tools. For example, the Development Bank of Kazakhstan, together with its subsidiary DBK-Leasing, has simplified the requirements for participants in the preferential leasing program at 4%. Since 2018, the down payment has been reduced from 30% to 15%, and the loan term has been increased from 5 to 7 years.” - said the director of "Allur Auto Astana" Oruj Nazarov.

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Date: 6.04.2018