25 Jul '12, 8am

Bus Éireann pilots Ireland's first ever natural gas-powered bus! See for full details

The Minister for Public and Commuter Transport, Alan Kelly, TD, has officially announced Bus Éireann’s trial of the country’s first natural gas-powered bus in a move that may help reduce fuel costs and benefit the environment. The natural gas-powered city bus is operating across a number of city routes in Cork until August in a trial that will examine the potential fuel and emission savings from the vehicle, as well as its operational performance. The trial is being undertaken in partnership with Bord Gáis Networks. The use of natural gas-powered buses results in significantly improved air quality in cities. Studies have shown that they reduce emissions such as nitrogen oxides, sulphur and soot, which affect health (especially heart and respiratory systems). Natural gas-powered buses also provide significant savings in fuel costs. In some European cities, reductions of up ...

Full article: http://www.buseireann.ie/news.php?id=1108&month=Jul

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