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Rio Dual-Fuel Prototype Leads Way to Games

May 10, 2011 | Brazil, Rio de

The MAN designed Volksbus dual-fuel

Brazil’s Secretary of State for and Economic Development, Energy, and Services, together with MAN Latin America and Robert Latin America and the governor of Rio de Sergio Cabral, have the Volksbus dual-fuel prototype + Diesel). The development is part of the Rio Transport program, which to deliver a more efficient and transport to the state capital in time for the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games.

The prototype was developed with technology by MAN Latin America, a of trucks and buses Volkswagen, with Robert Bosch America, which accounts for the fuel injection system in the allowing the bus to operate  on 90% compressed gas (CNG). Bosch engineers and tested the electronic management in Brazil.

The CEG Group company Gas Natural will ensure CNG supply the testing phase of the bus and is prepared to in infrastructure to supply demand for with this technology, in time for the Olympics.


MAN Latin America, in conjunction the Transportation Engineering Program at / UFRJ, will monitor the of the bus during the testing phase, consideration to fuel efficiency, tax and economic feasibility of the project.

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The is designed for urban public – it has a Euro V compliant MAN six-cylinder engine and gross weight of 17 MAN, Volkswagen’s heavy manufacturer, says it is the first OEM in to offer this type of vehicle.

“The prototype of Volkswagen a real alternative to diesel reducing fuel use and emission of into the atmosphere. Moreover, able to use CNG and diesel, the bus is not restricted to a fuel, allowing fleet to operate the vehicle in areas gas supply,” said Roberto president of MAN Latin America.

MAN states the technology reduces the of pollutants while maintaining the engine power: one liter of can be replaced by 0.9 cubic meters of This new system emits 80% particulate matter and 20% less

This article compiled information from a MAN Latin press release.

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