Scania is now providing buyers with the option to combine its 9-litre natural gas engine with Scania Opticruise, its in-house automated manual transmission (AMT) system, instead of either a manual or an automated transmission.. This gives more customers the opportunity to choose compressed (CNG) and liquefied (LNG) natural gas solutions, for example in long-haulage transport. Read more »
Île-de-France transport operator RATP (Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) recently launched a tender for the supply of natural gas powered buses to replace part of its Paris fleet. Among the different consulted manufacturers, Scania France was chosen as one of two lots constituting the tender, to deliver Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to the authority over four year period. Read more »
Swedish vehicle manufacturer Scania has broken into the natural gas bus market in Norway, marked by the delivery of 36 gas-powered buses to passenger transport company Nobina. The new Scania OmniExpress 3.20 LE Euro 6 buses are replacing older buses operating in the Ski area, southeast of Oslo. Read more »
Swedish heavy duty truck and bus manufacturer Scania is to supply the Colombian city of Cartagena with 147 Scania Euro 6 natural gas buses for its new transport system. The deal is Scania’s largest for South America for vehicles using Euro 6 gas technology. Cartagena has selected Scania as the exclusive provider for two trunk lines for the city’s brand new Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system, called Transcaribe. Scania will provide 147 Euro 6 gas buses to the city as well as service and maintenance contracts. Read more »
Volkswagen is creating an integrated commercial vehicles group, thereby putting in place a structured framework for business with mid-sized and heavy trucks and buses. Truck & Bus GmbH is to become the new Volkswagen Group holding for the MAN and Scania commercial vehicle brands which encompasses a range of natural gas vehicle (NGV) models. Read more »
Public transportation company Francisco Larrea has introduced 5 new suburban buses with Scania chassis and bodywork by Castrosua, to the town of Moralzarzal, located in the Sierra de Guadarrama in the Community of Madrid, Spain. The 13m buses are equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) technology.
Transportation management company GTA (Gestion Transport Affrètement), headquartered in Bousbecque in northern France, has received its first Euro VI Scania P 340 LA4X2MNA – engineered for natural gas operations where noise and emissions reduction is essential — the cities of Europe. GTA has purchased the Scania truck as a statement of its environmentally responsible approach to logistics transportation, demanded by client companies such as Coca-Cola.
The UK’s first dedicated Euro 6 gas-powered Scania tractor unit has now entered service with leading UK digital retailer, Argos, with four more being commissioned later this month. In addition to meeting the Euro 6 exhaust emissions standard when operated on biomethane, carbon dioxide reductions of up to 70 per cent can be achieved. Read more »
The Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Housing of the Community of Madrid, Pablo Cavero, and the Mayor of Leganés, Jesus Gomez Ruiz, last week presented 14 new intercity buses powered by natural gas to provide services south of the city. At the presentation the Minister of Transport, Pablo Cavero, stressed “the benefits to the environment from having these models, allowing reductions of up to 75% nitrogen oxide emissions, 20% particulate emissions and 50% noise. Public transport plays a fundamental role in air quality and, in this sense, the regional government is making a major commitment in collaboration with companies in the sector.” Read more »
U.K. digital retailer Argos is set to pave the way in low-carbon deliveries, claiming position as the first retailer in the country to bring in new ultra-low emission vehicles. The five new compressed natural gas (CNG) -fuelled trucks, supplied by Scania, will be on the road by the end of this year helping to deliver stock to Argos stores nationwide. Read more »