The low floor Scania Citywide is designed and produced by Scania. Everything from the chassis construction to the powertrain and the body has been developed and thoroughly tested with a focus on reliability and performance, and without compromising on energy efficiency.
The bus comes with dual charging capability and can be deployed in a smart charging system, e.g. meaning it can leave the depot fully charged and pre-climatised to maximise geographical range. It can then fast charge in-route via pantographs at one or more strategic stops, with charging taking only minutes, thereby maximising utilisation time. Also, this means the bus does not need to carry unneeded battery weight, resulting in less environmental impact and higher passenger capacity.
The bus offers a technical capacity of up to 100 passengers. This is achieved through very high axle load capacity, reduced chassis and body weight, and adjusted interior layout options as well as by not carrying excessive battery weight. The high passenger capacity figure can contribute to a more efficient public transport system and potentially keep costs down by minimising total vehicle fleet investments.
Front suspension technology
Without compromising on passenger capacity, the new independent front suspension offers excellent passenger comfort and enables a wider aisle (900 mm). This results in new layout possibilities, increased passenger flow, space and accessibility.
Excellent ergonomics through all-angle step-less seat adjustments, adjustable instrument panel, flexible switch placement etc. A lower instrument panel, slimmer A- and B-pillars, larger front window, lower side windows, new anti-reflex glass window and other features increases visibility. The buses have excellent drivability with a great turning radius, advanced driver assistance systems, and improved assisted handling, steering and braking. Also, they have increased safety, better climate system and good noise and vibration reduction.
Larger and lower side windows, indirect LED ceiling illumination, higher ceiling line and flat side ceiling panels, a broader aisle creates a bright and spaciousness passenger environment, while sound absorbent materials help minimise noise. Furthermore, wall mounted seats and minimal gaps between panels and fixings facilitate cleaning.
Battery temperature control
Handled by a closed water cooling system that, in extreme ambient temperatures, is assisted by an electric heater or an AC cooling respectively. This AC is integrated in the battery cooling circuit but separated from the passenger and driver AC, resulting in an unaffected passenger environment. These solutions enable propulsion without power limitation in temperatures from -35°C to +40°, for all conditions up to 16% slopes.
The low floor Scania Citywide is available in 2-axle and articulated versions, in different lengths from 10.6 m to 18.7 m and several door configurations. For more options see also Scania Citywide low entry, Scania low floor C-chassis, Scania low entry K-chassis, Scania Interlink and Scania high floor K-chassis for urban transport operations.
300 kW peak
250 kW continuous
264 kWh or 330 kWh
In-route and/or depot
Biogas, Natural gas
9-litre 280 hp
9-litre 340 hp
Biodiesel (FAME), HVO, diesel
7-litre 280 hp
9-litre 320 hp
140-360 litres (usable volume)