EU’s Euro VI standard certifies a low-carbon footprint. The city of Merida now complies with this regulation with their new Scania buses.
Mérida, Yucatán’s state capital, keeps developing its low-carbon footprint public transportation system with the arrival of a 20 Scania bus fleet, which is compliant with the European Union’s Euro VI standard.
Euro VI is an international regulation, and its criteria is based on decreasing carbon emissions through the implementation of more efficient diesel and gas-powered engines. According to independent studies, this regulation helps reduce more than 90% of particulate material that has proven to be a health hazard.
These new Scania Euro VI units play an integral role in Mérida’s planning, which includes 65 pedestrian walkways/sidewalks across 30 miles on their “Va y Ven” road, announced by Yucatán’s Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal.
These low-carbon footprint buses hold up to 80 passengers. They reduce acoustic pollution and increase commuting comfort: they create less noise and also vibrate less.
In terms of sanitary safety, these Swedish vehicles are equipped with air filtration systems akin to the ones used in plane cabins to ensure proper ventilation, therefore reducing the risk of respiratory diseases.
In terms of accessibility, these buses feature wheelchair-friendly ramps, Braille signage for visually impaired users, and an app to keep track of arrivals in real time.
In this way, Mérida’s peripheral highway is on its way to becoming a sustainable track with low-carbon footprint buses that are compliant with Euro VI. Mérida and its public transportation continue to drive forward toward low-emission decarbonization.