Scania broadest range of alternatives

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Scania’s Euro 6 gas buses have diesel- compatible performance. SCANIA
Scania’s Euro 6 gas buses have diesel- compatible performance. SCANIA

Scania will focus on alterative fuel vehicles at Busworld

SWEDEN Scania will showcase the industry’s broadest range of alternative fuel vehicles at Busworld in Kortrijk. It can offer operators the widest selection of Euro 6 engines for alternative fuels – bioethanol, biodiesel and biogas. With more than 30 years’ experience of bioethanol, the most readily available alternative fuel in the world, it says that it alone can supply buses with a potential for up to a 90% CO2 reduction. Buses and coaches are also available for biodiesel operations, such as HVO and RME.

“Scania has gradually expanded its offering and we have strengthened our ability to satisfy nearly every market need and, perhaps even more importantly, we can deliver these buses for operations with every commercially available fuel,” said Klas Dahlberg, Head of Buses and Coaches. “Scania can hereby help customers to make a real difference in reducing carbon emissions.”

The hybridised Scania Citywide is also certified for alternative fuels. It’s ideally suited for combined city and suburban operations with speeds up to 100Km/h. That gives customers the opportunity to invest in carbon-saving operations with a calculated payback of just over five years, including battery replacements during the lifespan. By comparison, payback is some two years later in purely inner-city operations.

Interest in gas-fuel operations, with their potential for cost savings, lower carbon emissions and noise reduction, is increasing around the world, says the manufacturer. Gas-fuelled Scania buses, with the diesel-comparable performance of the Euro 6 engine, are a growing choice for Europe’s operators. As cities increasingly impose restrictions, natural gas and, when available, biogas is a competitive alternative.

In coaches, Scania’s complete offering uses well-proven technology to ensure better uptime and reliability. The latest addition to Scania’s Euro 6 range is the Scania Touring, 450hp SCR only. Combined with new Scania Opticruise performance modes and Active Prediction to predict and benefit from topographical variation, Scania says its leads the way in fuel optimisation.