Scania launches new gas bus for bus systems

Scania launches new gas bus for bus systems

A new gas bus for city or BRT routes has been created by Scania in cooperation with Belgian bus builder Van Hool. Operated on either biogas or CNG the new bus offers a unique combination of capacity and low environmental impact.

As well as being energy efficient the Scania Van Hool Exqui.City bus also offers a light and spacious interior with an eye-catching articulated body that is reminiscent of a tram.

It therefore combines the best of both worlds: the image and efficiency of a tram with the flexibility and cost levels of a bus system.

The new Scania Van Hool Exqui.City was unveiled at Persontrafik 2014.

The new Scania Van Hool Exqui.City was unveiled at Persontrafik 2014.

”It features a futuristic design and an interior that is light and airy to give the passengers a comfortable feeling inside. This way we hope to attract more people to the bus,” says Jan Van Hool, General Director and Member of the Board at Van Hool.

Camilla Lood, Product Manager Sustainable Solutions at Scania says:
“Scania has joined forces with the renowned Belgian bus builder Van Hool to create one of the most spectacular and low impact vehicles ever seen in the public transport market. The design has been well received in large cities Europe-wide, forming part of BRT systems or smaller scale bus systems and boosting the image of public transport.”

Scania believes in sustainability

Scania believes that bus transport is paving the way for better transport sustainability, while also providing instant gains for passenger transport and for society. The new Scania Van Hool Exqui.City is a good example of this concept; it has been created in line with Scania’s sustainability strategy.

The articulated design offers exceptional passenger appeal, with a light and spacious low-floor interior and four double doors (2-2-2-2) for convenient entry and exit at stops.

The articulated design offers exceptional passenger appeal, with a light and spacious low-floor interior and four double doors (2-2-2-2) for convenient entry and exit at stops.

Operating as a modern looking and environmentally sustainable city bus, it is a guaranteed image-booster for public transport and can contribute positively to urban planning.

The system lends itself to easy re-planning and re-routing, which is a great advantage in an expanding urban area and the choice of renewable fuels addresses CO2 emissions with immediate effect. The system can also be up and running rapidly and at a highly attractive cost.

Bus systems competitiveness

For passengers, a bus system opens a pleasant, reliable, cost-efficient and safe way of commuting. And the Scania Van Hool Exqui.City offers attractive styling, easy access and high comfort, factors that win over passengers from car travel.

Scania’s Euro 6 gas engine, which operates on natural gas or biogas, is mounted transversely at the rear and is renowned for its high efficiency and low consumption. The engine is rated at 320 hp and 1,500 Nm of torque available already at low engine revs, giving outstanding driveability for a gas engine.

Scania’s Euro 6 gas engine, which operates on natural gas or biogas, is mounted transversely at the rear and is renowned for its high efficiency and low consumption. The engine is rated at 320 hp and 1,500 Nm of torque available already at low engine revs, giving outstanding driveability for a gas engine.

“The Scania Van Hool Exqui.City takes bus travel to a new level and increases the competitiveness of bus systems, which is a necessity to increase mobility and reduce congestion for any city,” says Camilla Lood. “This bus, with its great passenger appeal, has the potential of con¬tributing to a major change in the public’s perception of public transport.”

The articulated design offers exceptional passenger appeal, with a light and spacious low-floor interior and four double doors (2-2-2-2) for convenient entry and exit at stops.

The articulated design offers exceptional passenger appeal, with a light and spacious low-floor interior and four double doors (2-2-2-2) for convenient entry and exit at stops.