Scania at Busworld

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Nottingham City Transport has the largest fleet of gas-fuelled Scania double-deckers in the world. SCANIA

Scania to highlight the wide range of alternative fuels its vehicles can accommodate at Kortrijk next month

BELGIUM Scania will present a wide range of alternatives to diesel engines at Busworld Europe in Kortrijk. It says it has the largest selection – buses and coaches that can be operated with natural gas, biogas, ethanol, biodiesel and HVO. There are also hybrid options available.

The Swedish manufacturer says that it has been a pioneer in the transition to clean and low-carbon technologies in several European cities. In conjunction with Alexander Dennis, the company recently delivered 53 gas-fuelled double-deckers to Nottingham City Transport, the world’s largest fleet of such vehicles.

Many cities are particularly interested in gas propulsion. Gas is an economically sustainable solution that provides for better environmental performance, low nitrogen oxide emissions and a significantly lower noise level. Through the production of biogas, local jobs can be created, the dependence on imports reduced, and systems created where the inhabitants’ waste can be used to produce fuels.

Other cities see the advantages of hybrid operation, especially in inner and suburban traffic. Scania’s technology ensures unbeatable overall economy says the company.

At Busworld, Scania will be particularly keen to point out how the company’s tailor-made maintenance services can help optimise the operators’ economic performance. Scania FleetCare vehicle service was recently introduced which undertakes all repairs and maintenance work to ensure a maximum operating time for the vehicle. Continuous monitoring ensures that the manufacturer can plan and execute the necessary workshop work, thus guaranteeing the most efficient operation of vehicles.

Since the world is facing the challenge of implementing the Paris climate protection target, which limits global warming to well below two degrees, public transport and flexible bus operation are particularly important.

Scania has set itself the goal of taking a pioneer role in the transition to sustainable passenger transport and sustainable transport generally.