December 17, 2020. Through two events in the provinces of Neuquén and Río Negro, Argentina, the Swedish brand shared the advantages of the Green Efficiency line of urban buses and presented its compressed natural gas (CNG) powered bus to customers and authorities, which will be tested by the company Pehuenche S.A.
The Green Efficiency line translates into a range of products oriented towards the increasingly sustainable development of transport and was designed with the aim of achieving the lowest operating cost and reducing noise emissions by 50% and CO2 emissions by 20%. It is made up of gas and biogas trucks, buses and engines.
With respect to the CNG bus that was showed, the main advantages are reflected in the operating cost (compared to diesel is 40% lower), making it the best option for short and medium distance routes. They are designed under a concept of efficiency for the transport of passengers, which means greater comfort and quality of life; and they have a high security system.
“There is enormous awareness at the international level regarding sustainable transport policies that have already begun to be adopted in different parts of the world and, as signatories of the United Nations Global Compact and members of its Board of Directors, at Scania we work permanently developing actions that aim towards this path”, stated the CEO of Scania Argentina, Andrés Leonard, who was present in both cities. He remarked that “gas vehicles are an ecological option that strongly helps to reduce the carbon footprint, and that makes them an efficient and competitive alternative for transporters, who can offer greater benefits to their customers.”