Through the bus, coach and services offering, Scania aims to drive sustainable mobility in rapidly growing cities with clever, cost-efficient bus systems.
Efficient public transport is essential for sustainable cities. Future mobility requires an understanding of the complexity of urban planning; including solutions that increase bus use and decrease operating costs.
For public transport, Scania’s services and solutions are tailored for all urban centres, including emerging markets and fast-growing smaller to medium-sized cities, just developing their infrastructure. Typically less expensive than a tram or subway, our approach is to prioritise cost and CO2 efficiency, as well as user-friendly, quiet and safe mobility.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems are the most cost-effective way of serving growing populations. Bus Systems by Scania includes a toolbox offering of biofuel-ready engines, power electrification and bus systems. Scania can provide full-scale BRT solutions transporting 50,000 passengers per hour and direction, as well as systems for lower capacities.
Scania’s turnkey solutions include vehicles, Automatic Fare Collection Systems, fleet management systems, and consultancy services for improving traffic flow and development of infrastructure investments as well as vehicle service and maintenance. Starting in 2015, Accra, Ghana will launch its BRT system, fully supported by Scania, including approximately 250 buses.
Buses on the road
Scania offers a range of buses for public transport and intercity transport; from the double-articulated vehicle which can take up to 260 passengers, prevalent in Latin America, to traditional lowfloor buses and luxury coaches.
In 2014, and in cooperation with Belgian bus builder, Van Hool, Scania introduced the high-end gas-propelled Exqui.City. Scania also supplied gas and Euro 6 buses to South Africa and the UK. In Brazil, a pilot of buses running on biogas was launched. The year also marked the launch of Scania Citywide LE. This new Euro 6 powertrain can run on up to 100 percent biodiesel.
Scania’s collaborative approach includes working with city planners to better understand the traffic flow and how to shift bus systems. Importantly, public transport needs to be appealing, and Scania is engaged in discussions of how to trigger a societal shift to public transport and how to make it more attractive to bus riders.
In the growth strategy, Scania aims to almost double sales of buses by 2020. Sales of buses currently represent 8 percent of net sales.