2017: Scania starts trials of battery electric buses

2017: Scania starts trials of battery electric buses

Scania starts its first field tests of coming battery electric buses in the northern Swedish city of Östersund. Two new charging stations are planned for Östersund to supply the six buses at both ends of the 14-kilometre major bus line. With 10-minute charging, buses are able run every 15 minutes for a total of 100 journeys each day. The trials are carried out in collaboration with public authorities, including the City of Östersund and Region Jämtland Härjedalen’s Public Transport Authority, and the publically owned energy supplier Jämtkraft. The buses are operated by Nettbuss, a subsidiary of the Norwegian State Railways, NSB, which is the second largest bus operator in the Nordic countries.