DINA GETS SEVERAL ORDERS FOR CNG BUSES
The Mexican bus manufacturer Dina received recently an order for 120 Linner G units for CDMX in Mexico City. The compressed natural gas powered buses from the domestic manufacturer will circulate along the Eje 5 and 6 South corridors, Santa Catarina-Metro Observatorio, and will replace 300 microbuses to maintain the commitment to better mobility by Ciudad de México .
The Dina Linner G bus has a Euro VI natural gas engine, the Cummins Westport ISL G 8.9 litre. A couple of weeks before more than 300 buses were delivered by DINA to replace an aged fleet in Puerto Vallarta (MX). For Unibus PV in Mexico’s western state of Jalisco, Dina manufactured a fleet of Linner G and Runner 9G buses. The public transportation company has ordered 327 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses in total to replace its ageing current fleet.
The government of Ciudad Juárez, the largest city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, is advancing in its objective of strengthening quality public transportation. it inaugurated 20 compressed natural gas buses manufactured by Mexico’s iDina S.A.
According to news sources, these buses are the first of 80 new Dina Runner G natural gas buses acquired and to be operated by the Collective Company of Juárez Plus. The acquisition marks the beginning of modernisation of the busy 5th line, where buses will average about 680 passengers per day.
The 9.35 metre Runner G is fitted with 6 Type 1 CNG cylinders for a total fuel volume of 844 litres. The six-speed bus is powered by a Cummins BG 5.9 litre engine rated to Euro V standard, specified to deliver 230 hp @ 2,800 RPM and torque of 500 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM. It seats 33 passengers and has capacity to carry 60.
Dina also manufactures the Linner G. Powered by a Cummins ISL G 8.9 litre engine (certified to EPA 13), this bus is approved to carry 70 passengers. Both models significantly reduce emissions and operating costs for fleet operators.