India’s First LNG Bus Rolls out in Kerala
The Country’s first Liquefied Natural Gas Bus
- The Country’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-driven bus was launched in the State Kerala on 8.11.2016, Tuesday by Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The step aimed at promoting clean and environmental-friendly fuel and reducing carbon emissions.
About LNG Bus
- Developed by Tata Motors, the 50-seater bus uses LNG branded ‘Taral’ and provided by Petronet LNG from its terminal at Puthuvype in Kochi. The 12-metre bus has features similar to the CNG buses plying in Delhi and Pune. A 420-litre cryogenic tank imported from the U.S. that can store 190 kg LNG is the speciality of the LNG-driven bus. The double-walled steel tank is placed in the rear of the vehicle and can store LNG in cool environs. A single filling can power the vehicle that has a 130 HP engine up to 600 km