SCA­NIA IN­TRO­DUCES WORLD’S FIRST GAS-FU­ELLED LONG-DIS­TANCE COACH

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WITH A RANGE OF up to 1,000km, Sca­nia says its new In­ter­link Medium Decker coach for liq­ue­fied gas (LNG) op­er­a­tions helps ex­tend the broad range of al­ter­na­tive fuel op­tions to sus­tain­able in­ter­city coach jour­neys, it’s re­ported, re­cently.

“Whereas there are sev­eral op­tions for car­bon- con­scious city and sub­ur­ban bus op­er­a­tors, there have been fewer al­ter­na­tives in [the] long- dis­tance travel mar­ket that we are now ad­dress­ing,” said Karin Råd­ström, head of Buses and Coaches at Sca­nia.

“As LNG is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly avail­able through­out Europe, as well as in many other parts of the world, this is a timely and vi­able al­ter­na­tive.”

LNG op­er­a­tions have the po­ten­tial to re­duce CO2 emis­sions by 20 per cent while also sub­stan­tially re­duc­ing ni­tro­gen ox­ide and par­tic­u­late mat­ter emis­sions, Sca­nia states. Ad­di­tion­ally, noise lev­els are sig­nif­i­cantly lower. Some coun­tries are also now start­ing to of­fer liq­ue­fied bio­gas, cut­ting car­bon emis­sions by 90 per cent, it says.

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Sus­tain­abil­ity is Sca­nia’s guid­ing theme at IAA (Septem­ber 20-27, 2018, in Han­nover, Ger­many) and the en­tire bus and coach line-up is op­er­ated on al­ter­na­tive fu­els from the Sca­nia City­wide LE Sub­ur­ban hy­brid to the Sca­nia In­ter­link High Decker for Hy­drotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).

Ad­di­tion­ally, Sca­nia will show­case its bat­tery elec­tric City­wide Low Floor bus, which is presently in reg­u­lar traf­fic

“... this is a timely and vi­able al­ter­na­tive.”

in the north­ern Swedish city of Öster­sund.

At IAA, vis­i­tors will have the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the bus first-hand on an in­ter­nal route in the Deutsche Messe trade fair area, it states.

Above: LNG op­er­a­tions have the po­ten­tial to re­duce CO2 emis­sions by 20 per cent, re­duc­ing ni­tro­gen ox­ide and par­tic­u­late mat­ter emis­sions, says Sca­nia.

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