Scania focused its show exhibits under its theme of sustainability, which it principally defined in terms of biofuels on the back of its recent trial with Lucketts for the ‘drop-in’ HVO fuel, in addition to its 100th biogas double-deck bus produced with ADL.
“Two years ago, Scania declared its intention to drive the shift to sustainable transport systems,” says Martin West, new bus and coach sales director, Scania (Great Britain). “This was followed earlier this year by a major sustainable transport forum in Stockholm where the results of a study commissioned by Scania were presented. This study defines the pathways available to the commercial vehicle industry if the ambition of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming to a maximum of two degrees Celsius by 2050 is to be met. The levels of interest in alternative and renewable fuels demonstrated to us beyond doubt that the industry is now firmly focusing on operating more sustainably in the future.”
Scania’s stand also featured a hybrid bus chassis, although this was a left-hand drive model and there are no plans to bring it to the UK.