Scania has revealed a significant uptake in business relating to sustainable transport throughout 2016, reflects a growing demand for both products and services.
The number of vehicles that Scania sold that run on alternative fuels and hybrids increased by 40% in 2016. In total, close to 5,000 such vehicles were sold over the course of the year.
Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO of Scania, said: “The demand for vehicles that support the shift to sustainable transport is growing and so is the demand for services that support fleet owners in reducing fuel consumption, and consequently also both carbon emissions and cost.
“This proves that sustainability and profitability go hand-in-hand.”
Almost 40,000 of Scania’s customers’ drivers were trained in fuel-efficient driving in 2016. This represents a year-on-year increase of 30%.
Ecolution by Scania is another area that has shown significant growth. A consultancy service which the company claims saves customers an average of 12% in fuel and CO2 emissions, the number of Ecolution by Scania contracts signed in 2016 increased by 37% from 2015, to more than 2,700.
For more than 25 years, Scania has produced commercial biofuel solutions, and the company claims to now provide the largest variety of engines for alternative fuels.