1990: First ethanol-fuelled buses

1990: First ethanol-fuelled buses

Scania delivers its first ethanol-fuelled buses to Stockholm’s public transport company SL. As a result of the oil crisis, Scania had begun experimenting ethanol as a truck fuel in Brazil as far back as 1980, to make use of the nation’s surplus of sugar cane. Ethanol is seen as a promising fuel for city traffic thanks to its environmental advantages: lower emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulates.