Vénissieux, 21st February 2024

IVECO BUS wins major order for the supply of 100 URBANWAY CNG in Greece

IVECO BUS has established a new collaboration for more sustainable mobility in the well-known capital, exporting its gas technology expertise to Greece.

The Greek Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has chosen IVECO BUS for its URBANWAY CNG articulated model. This bus runs on compressed natural gas (CNG) and is compatible with biomethane. A total of 100 URBANWAY CNG buses will be delivered by the end of the year to renew the existing fleet in Athens.

With their clean performance, the URBANWAY CNG city buses will contribute to modernizing the public transport fleets of the two Greek cities, extend sustainable urban mobility and provide full access to people with reduced mobility.

The 18-meter-long URBANWAY models meet Euro VI-e emissions standards for CNG vehicles. The buses on order will be fitted with the Cursor 9 NP engine manufactured by FPT Industrial and renowned for its technological excellence. With 4 doors, 42 seats and one wheelchair area, they can welcome a total of 144 passengers on board. The vehicles also integrate the new ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) devices to comply with the GSR (General Safety Regulation) regulation coming into force in July 2024.

Christos Staikouras, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, said: “The signing of the contract with Iveco France SAS for the supply of 100 articulated 18-meter long CNG city buses marks another step towards achieving a three-fold goal set by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. This goal concerns the upgrade of urban transportation, the promotion of sustainable urban mobility, and the attainment of a high-level of public transportation services offered to citizens.”

“We are delighted that our natural gas technology has impressed the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, and that they have chosen our new-generation URBANWAY CNG for the renewal and modernization program of the city bus fleet of Athens. That so many important cities around Europe choose IVECO BUS for the energy transition of their fleets is a confirmation of the quality and performance of our vehicles for sustainable mobility,” said Giorgio Zino, Head of IVECO BUS Europe Commercial Operations.


IVECO BUS is a brand of Iveco Group N.V. (EXM: IVG), a global leader in commercial and speciality vehicles, powertrain, and financial services, listed on the Borsa Italiana in Milan.

With a worldwide presence and a leading position in Europe in sustainable public transport, IVECO BUS supports public and private operators in all their missions, with an offer of global mobility solutions available in different energies, such as electric or powered by compressed natural gas compatible with biomethane.

The overall offer includes:

  • school, intercity and tourism coaches;
  • standard and articulated city buses, including BRT dedicated versions; city midibuses
  • minibuses for all passenger transport missions.
  • connectivity and fleet management services available through IVECO ON
  • a portfolio of products and services with Energy Mobility Solutions, from simulations and design to the supply of charging stations, and installation and maintenance of the charging infrastructure

The extensive IVECO BUS and IVECO service network guarantees assistance around the world wherever an Iveco Bus vehicle is at work.

IVECO BUS employs over 5,000 people across five production units, in Annonay and Rorthais, France, Vysoké Myto, Czech Republic, Brescia and Foggia, Italy.

For further information about IVECO BUS: www.ivecobus.com

For further information about Iveco Group: www.ivecogroup.com

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