May 8, 2019. A large fleet of world-class CNG-fueled luxury buses manufactured by Swedish firm Scania is expected to hit Qatari roads much ahead of the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Ambassador of Sweden to Qatar, Ewa Polano, has said.
“We hope to supply the fleet of buses that Qatar is looking forward to acquiring. We have very good buses manufactured by Scania and Volvo. The Scania buses are known for their luxury and high quality. These state-of-the-art environment-friendly luxury buses are expected to arrive in Qatar by early 2021 latest,” Ambassador Polano explained.
Qatar had last year announced plans to replace the existing fleet of diesel buses used for public transport as part of its efforts to reduce carbon emissions and preparations for the mega event in line with the long-term vision.
Polano added: “There is an express need from the highest level in Qatar, including the Minister of State for Energy Affairs H E Al Kaabi, who is so conscious about the environment and sustainability. Since Qatar has huge reserves of natural gas, therefore, it’s logical to have all the buses run on gas. We have the best technology in our buses and now we are developing for gas.”