Record de­liv­ery for Sca­nia

Swedish brand com­pletes big­gest or­der of hy­brid ve­hi­cles to Nor­way

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Sca­nia is set to de­liver 140 buses for pub­lic trans­port in Kris­tiansand, south­west of the Nor­we­gian cap­i­tal Oslo.

The de­liv­ery in­cludes Sca­nia Fleet Care, with the com­pany tak­ing full re­spon­si­bil­ity for re­pair and main­te­nance of the eet. All of the buses can run on biodiesel, while 70 of them have hy­brid tech­nol­ogy, mak­ing it Sca­nia’s largest sin­gle dis­tri­bu­tion of hy­brid ve­hi­cles to date.

“This is an ex­am­ple of Sca­nia’s wide range of sus­tain­able trans­port so­lu­tions,” Sca­nia se­nior vice pres­i­dent and head of buses and coaches Karin Råd­ström says.

“We’re not fo­cus­ing on one so­lu­tion, but many, which has helped us to ful  l the cus­tomer’s re­quire­ments.”

The de­liv­ery in­cludes Sca­nia City­wide LE Sub­ur­ban Hy­brid, Sca­nia City­wide LE Sub­ur­ban and Sca­nia Higer A30 buses, each in a range of speci cations. All buses can run on biodiesel.

The eet will go into ser­vice in July 2018 and will be op­er­ated by trans­port com­pany Bo­real Buss, on be­half of the na­tion’s pub­lic trans­port op­er­a­tor. Bo­real Buss al­ready op­er­ates 170 Sca­nia buses in Nor­way.

The deal also in­cludes a sev­enyear con­tract for Sca­nia’s re­pair and main­te­nance pro­gramme Fleet Care, in which Sca­nia’s en­gi­neers and tech­ni­cians min­imise dis­rup­tions in trans­port ow by con­tin­u­ously di­ag­nos­ing and plan­ning pre­ven­tive ac­tion.

In ad­di­tion to be­ing Sca­nia’s big­gest or­der for hy­brid buses yet, the or­der is also Norsk Sca­nia’s big­gest bus or­der.

Norsk Sca­nia, Sca­nia’s sub­sidiary in Nor­way, has 45 ser­vice points across the coun­try and em­ploys some 1000 peo­ple.

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