Scania focuses on sustainability at Euro Bus Expo 2018

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Scania says that in terms of fuel, biofuel engines are a solution that they can provide here and now, and they will focus their exhibition this year on sustainable vehicles

With its focus firmly fixed on sustainability, the Scania stand at Euro Bus Expo 2018 will be entirely populated by vehicles capable of operating on renewable fuels.

Included here are options for biofuels – biodiesel, biogas and HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) – and hybrid power.

“Two years ago, Scania declared its intention to drive the shift to sustainable transport systems,” said Martin West, New Bus and Coach Sales Director for Scania (GB) Limited.

“This was followed earlier this year by a major sustainable transport forum in Stockholm where the results of a study commissioned by Scania were presented.

“This study defines the pathways available to the commercial vehicle industry if the ambition of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming to a maximum of 2°C by 2050 is to be met.

“The study also concludes that we have now passed the tipping point whereby climate passiveness is no longer an option – and our display at Euro Bus Expo 2018 is a direct response to that call to action.”

In terms of fuel, biofuel engines are a solution Scania says it can provide here and now. These have the potential to reduce well-to-wheel emissions of carbon dioxide by as much as 90% in the case of biogas and HVO.

Scania says HVO is particularly interesting as an option for coach operators travelling into low emission zones, and has recently completed a trial with a major UK operator proving its viability in this respect.

It says that in the mid to long-term, electrification will play a key role in meeting emissions targets. Beginning with hybrid and followed by full electric vehicles – either battery electric vehicles, vehicles powered by overhead lines, or fuel cell-powered vehicles – electrification can reduce well-to-wheel carbon dioxide emissions by up to 92%.