SCANIA JOINS ELEC­TRIC RACE

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SCANIA has un­veiled a hy­brid Scania In­ter­link Low Decker and the bat­tery elec­tric Scania Ci­ty­wide bus at Bel­gium’s big­gest bus show in Kor­trijk.

Scania also pre­miered its bat­tery elec­tric Scania Ci­ty­wide Low Floor bus at Bus­world. This bus will go on sale next year. Karin Råd­ström, head of buses and coaches at Scania, said rapid sub­ur­ban­i­sa­tion rather than ex­pand­ing city cen­tres around the world re­quired a greater fo­cus on find­ing non-fos­sil al­ter­na­tives for these jour­neys.”

Råd­ström said Scania will have the most com­pre­hen­sive range with the widest se­lec­tion of al­ter­na­tive fu­els in the mar­ket. This in­clude the elec­tric buses of BYD, Proterra, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, as well as a slew of in­de­pen­dent op­er­a­tors.

She is con­fi­dent free­dom of choice with re­tained to­tal op­er­at­ing econ­omy will make the nec­es­sary shift from diesel burn­ers to more sus­tain­able pas­sen­ger trans­port ser­vices. — WR.

PHOTO: SCANIA

Scaniia bus boss Kariin Råd­ström

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