Scania at UITP 2007
Scania presents the bus of the future: World-première for Scania’s ethanol hybrid bus
A full-size low-floor city bus that cuts fossil CO2 emissions by up to 90 percent if fuelled with ethanol and saves at least 25 percent fuel – that’s the essence of Scania's hybrid bus concept. The concept bus is conceived to make a major contribution towards sustainable public transport.
Scania's hybrid concept bus achieves all of these objectives, while meeting the lowest emission levels (Euro 5 and EEV). It also appeals to passengers because it is convenient and comfortable, to drivers with manoeuvrability for the tightest city environments and to operators since it uses technology designed to last the life of the bus. Energy storage makes use of supercapacitors, which are much more robust than batteries in heavy-duty operation.
Debuting at the UITP public transport congress in Helsinki 21-24 May 2007, the new Scania concept bus is the result of a three-year development project conducted at the Scania Technical Centre in Södertälje, Sweden.