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San Diego Transit Fleets Bring in More CNG Coaches

7 July 2005

The fleets of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and North County Transit District (NCTD) in the San Diego area of California have received 103 more CNG buses, powered by Cummins Westport (CWI) 8.3-liter C Gas Plus natural gas engines.

Forty-seven of the new buses went to San Diego Transit, the largest bus operator in the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS). Fifty-six buses, representing the final of two recent orders totalling 56 buses, went to the North County Transit District.

San Diego Transit now has 143 buses powered by CWI C Gas Plus engines, representing 52% of its fleet; NCTD operates 79 CWI-powered buses, representing some 50% of its fleet.

CWI C Gas Plus Engines
Displacement 8.3 liters
Number of Cylinders 6
Power 250-280 hp 186-205 kW
Peak Torque 660-850 lb-ft 895-1152 Nm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Fuel Type CNG/LNG
Methane number 65 or greater
Emissions US EPA 2004; CARB optional Low-NOx and Low-PM; Euro 3

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