North America
Alternative energy

Alternative energy

Finding the right solution

Making transport smarter

Through a close dialogue with our customers and other partners and stakeholders, Scania helps drive down the transport sector’s carbon footprint and ensure profitability by optimising the entire flow, from supplier to end consumer. We have tools to analyse and optimise any given transport fleet with the right choice of alternative fuels.

THE MEETING

We discuss your specific transport challenges and emission targets– and we illustrate how Scania can help you.

THE ANALYSIS

A Scania expert takes a closer look at your operation using the Fleet Composer, and proposes measures needed to reach your emission targets.

THE SWITCH

Implementing the solution might include new vehicles running on alternative fuels, energy-saving actions and ways to make your transports smarter.

“In addition to the positive environmental effects, the gas engine offers a very good operating cost.”

Jaques Chapin,

Manager of STB, Biocoop’s wholly-owned transport company, France

Turning visions into reality

Scania offers the widest range of ready-to-go gas, bioethanol, biodiesel, HVO and electrified solutions available on the market.

FIND YOUR FUEL

Here are our options and their foremost advantages. See which ones are likely to work best for your operation.

Biogas
Natural gas
Biodiesel
Best for
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  • rich-text-image Best in class. Delivers outstanding torque
  • rich-text-image Up to 44 tonnes GTW
  • rich-text-image Best-in-class fuel consumption
  • rich-text-image Low noise
  • rich-text-image Can be blended with natural gas
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  • rich-text-image Less loading capacity (about 700kg or 675kg)
Best for
Pros & Cons
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  • rich-text-image Best in class. Delivers outstanding torque
  • rich-text-image Up to 44 tonnes GTW
  • rich-text-image Best-in-class fuel consumption
  • rich-text-image Low noise
  • rich-text-image Can be blended with biogas
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  • rich-text-image Less loading capacity (about 700kg or 675kg)
Best for
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  • rich-text-image Bus rapid transit
  • rich-text-image Occasional service
  • rich-text-image Good availability in large quantities
  • rich-text-image Suitable for many applications
  • rich-text-image Local governmental incentives
  • rich-text-image Increased fuel consumption by up to 8%
  • rich-text-image Max power reduced by up to 8%
  • rich-text-image Shortened service intervals
HVO
Bioethanol
Electrified
Best for
Pros & cons
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  • rich-text-image Haulage
  • rich-text-image Heavy Haulage
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  • rich-text-image Bus rapid transit
  • rich-text-image Occasional service
  • rich-text-image Suitable for all applications
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  • rich-text-image Easy to handle
  • rich-text-image Increased fuel consumption by up to 6%
  • rich-text-image Limited supply of raw materials with low environmental impact
Best for
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  • rich-text-image City/suburban buses
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  • rich-text-image Bus rapid transit
  • rich-text-image Proven technology
  • rich-text-image Diesel efficiency
  • rich-text-image Global access and local production of ethanol possible
  • rich-text-image Shorter maintenance intervals
  • rich-text-image Global access and local production of ethanol possible
Best for
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  • rich-text-image Lower fuel consumption (around 18%)
  • rich-text-image Low noise (Quiet-Truck/PIEK-Light certified)
  • rich-text-image Possible to combine with 100% HVO and biodiesel
  • rich-text-image Less loading capacity (790kg)
  • rich-text-image Reduction of local emissions
  • rich-text-image Improved drivability with fast responses and gearshifts