DAILY ACCESS CNG: IVECO BUS’s new sustainable solution for urban mobility

Tuesday 28th September 2021

DAILY ACCESS CNG: IVECO BUS’s new sustainable solution for urban mobility

As an exclusive IVECO BUS minibus, the new DAILY ACCESS CNG builds upon the expertise of a major player in passenger transport. It offers the benefits of recognised qualities of the DAILY with all the advantages of the widespread brand network and a full set of the brand's associated and connected services.

Complementing the IVECO BUS city range, the new DAILY ACCESS will be distributed on a European scale. The first deliveries are scheduled for early 2022.

Stéphane Espinasse, IVECO BUS Brand Leader said: 'The extension of our city range with the new DAILY ACCESS is an important step. It will consolidate the leadership of IVECO BUS as one of the key players in minibuses in Europe. It also reflects our brand's ability to provide the widest sustainable city range including minibuses, midi-buses, standard and articulated city buses, as well as BRT dedicated versions.'

Gauthier Ricord, IVECO BUS Minibus Sales Director said:' The DAILY ACCESS has been developed to fulfil our customers' demands in urban mobility, at a high level of standard quality, and with enhanced features combining TCO optimisation and passenger well-being'.

Perfectly suited for city use

The new DAILY ACCESS powered by natural gas is available in Class A, I and II and offers a high-quality service to passengers while respecting operating conditions and the environment.

Central low-Entry versions are available from 7.1m to 8m length, with multiple seating layouts, the DAILY ACCESS CNG provides an effective solution to meet all specific operational requirements. The bright and airy interior space, thanks to its large windows, can accommodate up to 28 passengers.

Easily accessible to passengers with reduced mobility or with a stroller (270 mm high first steps), the DAILY ACCESS is equipped with a manual ramp as standard (electric optional) and a dedicated internal area for disabled passengers. A double electric sliding door (1,200 mm wide) facilitates passenger entry and exit.

The new DAILY ACCESS adopts the IVECO BUS family design. It benefits from a new distinctive style for its rear end which incorporates a wide rear windscreen and the route display. At the front, a wide athermic glazed windscreen is introduced, with the destination panel in the upper section as well as LED lighting.

It also introduces various additional features such as easy ticketing and SAE system predisposition, internal LED lighting, air conditioning, an audio-visual multimedia setup and USB sockets to improve on-board comfort for passengers.

Performance and sustainability

The DAILY ACCESS CNG engine complies with the new Euro VI-E standards. It delivers powerful and responsive performance with 136 hp and 350 Nm of torque. The structure has been strengthened to receive the roof mounted CNG tank rack. Left-hand side fuelling is available as standard, with right-hand side available as an option, close to rear axle. With up to 460-litre CNG capacity, DAILY ACCESS can delivery an up to 510 km range.

Reflecting IVECO BUS's concern for sustainable transport, the New DAILY ACCESS CNG is fully compatible with biomethane, which can be generated from the recovery of organic waste. Thus, the DAILY ACCESS in Natural Gas guarantees an excellent carbon footprint and represents a concrete step. The noise output is halved, offering significant operating comfort for the driver and the passengers. In addition, when used with biomethane, CO2 emissions can be reduced even further, by up to 95%, a major advantage in low-emission zones.

Comfortable driving experience with best-in-class shiftability and precision

The New DAILY ACCESS CNG features a wide driver area totally separated with the integration of a polycarbonate partition. An easily accessible and ergonomic workspace, it has been designed to be customisable with all the equipment necessary for city usage. The driver's cab offers a new 'HI-COMFORT' driver seat with the central cushion pad, backrest, and headrest constructed from memory foam - an industry first for minibuses. The foam moulds to the body, distributing the weight evenly, reducing pressure peaks by up to 30%. This results in supreme comfort for a better driving experience.

A transfer case allowing the lower entrance has been specifically developed and integrated for the DAILY ACESS. This was done with IVECO maintenance, quality and noise standard requirements in mind.

The exclusive HI-MATIC 8-speed transmission, available as standard, ensures maximum performance with low operating costs and absolute driving luxury and increased performance. Faster and more precise than the traditional 6-speed manual transmission, it offers changes without torque interruption in less than 200 milliseconds. In addition, the combination of the CNG engine with the exclusive automatic transmission makes the DAILY ACCESS CNG HI-MATIC the best in its class in terms of performance and environmental friendliness. A Telma electromagnetic retarder is added to further improve driving comfort and passenger safety.

IVECO ON Telematics: new services tailored to the operator's vehicles and mission

The new DAILY ACCESS CNG, marketed by IVECO BUS, will offer several variations and benefit from the IVECO brand's full range of integrated support solutions as well as the new IVECO ON telematics offer, providing the best in terms of performance, quality and TCO.

  • IVECO ON provides new connectivity services, the best maintenance, high performance parts and skilled experts, ready to help the operators.
  • IVECO ON is delivering real benefits with the advantages of the service offering:
  • FLEET to manage a bus fleet by monitoring vehicles' fuel consumption, as well as planning driver's missions, optimising routes and dispatching orders.
  • UPTIME to keep vehicles always on the road, anticipating and avoiding unforeseen breakdowns.
  • CARE for peace of mind knowing for operators and drivers with specific vehicle monitoring and reporting.
  • REPAIR & MAINTENANCE for specialised assistance associated to tailored service contracts.
  • PARTS to complete the IVECO ON offer by choosing original IVECO Parts and Accessories.

The most advanced connectivity in DAILY puts the operator in full control of the vehicle, allowing effortlessly efficient operation by optimising the vehicle's uptime, fuel efficiency and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Commercial packages are organised in two different options.

The first option package, SMART PACK, always included with the DAILY connectivity box, provides information about your vehicle and driving style through the following tools:

  • On top of vehicle's information, the PREMIUM PACK allows to add modular and integrated services that simplify every day's work while managing a fleet. These modular options can be added to the package:
  • On top of all services available, the DAILY ACCESS can utilise IVECO Driver Pal, the pioneering vocal and digital driver companion. It is fully integrated with Alexa technology, enabling the driver to bring the digital life on board, interact vocally with the vehicle and the driving community, and access IVECO's connected services.
  • IVECO Driver Pal takes the DAILY's connectivity to a new height, enabling easy access to the IVECO ON connected services developed to support the customers' business proactively and effectively.

DAILY ACCESS, the best offer for the city segment

The new DAILY ACCESS CNG displayed in Toulouse is part of a wide DAILY ACCESS minibus range including Class I diesel Euro VI-E versions. The Diesel versions of DAILY ACCESS deliver respectively 180 hp and 210 hp. The engines are coupled with either the HI-MATIC
8-speed transmission or the new 6-speed manual transmission. Featuring a single door in the centre and a double door in the rear overhang, this rear low-entry city minibus allows the transportation of up to 35 passengers with a wheelchair space as standard for passengers with reduced mobility in the rear overhang.

Characteristics of the DAILY ACCESS CNG model displayed in Toulouse

Length 7.153 m, 136 HP IVECO CNG engine, 13 seats, electric sliding door.