Alternative fuels and electrification can act together or separately, and they both have crucial roles to play.
Scania vehicles already operate on the alternative fuels of a fossil-free future. The company has pioneered the use of alternative fuels over the last 30 years, with a product program ranging from bioethanol trucks and buses to vehicles using liquefied biogas. The ordinary diesel vehicles may run on biodiesel and up to 100 percent HVO. Today, Scania has the broadest range of alternative fuel-enabled vehicles on the market. Our global engine platform allows customers with access to high quality fuels to choose engines with the best environmental performance and fuel efficiency, no matter where in the world they operate. The rise of emerging markets brings a growing demand for alternative fuel solutions, particularly for cities with pressing public transport issues.
Electrification is a fast-emerging technology that is already present in hybrid buses and recently in hybrid trucks as well, while electric highways and wirelessly-charged buses are on the verge of becoming reality. Powertrain electrification technologies promise to significantly improve functionality and cost efficiency and in addition improve air quality. Scania is developing several applications for electrified vehicles, including continuous charging along electric roads, fuel cell trucks and wirelessly charged buses.