There’s no doubt Scania has been at the forefront of many developments in the road transport industry, now the local division of the Swedish brand is backing bio-fuels.
Scania believes making the switch away from diesel isn’t just good news for the environment, but also a potential money saver for operators.
To this end Scania Australia has just signed a memorandum of understanding with three providers in the bio-fuels industry – Wilmar Bioethanol Australia, Ecotech Biodiesel, and the NGV Group.
Anthony King, Scania Australia’s Sustainable Solutions Manager, says its makes sense for Scania to back alternative fuels.
“We’ve held many discussions this year with a number of transport related entities and found significant enthusiasm for actually turning this into action,”
“We have therefore embarked on a programme of creating MOUs with a number of key suppliers who will supply reliable, consistent and widely available fuels for customers nominating alternative fuels for their future Scania vehicles.
“Operators do not have to wait to adapt their businesses to a sustainable transport system – the solutions are already here.
“Scania can provide a broad range of platforms and services to support our customers today and tomorrow.”
Scania will soon have hybrid buses in Australia, the brand saying real-world figures show they cut fuel use by 25% and reduce emissions by the same percentage.
“We are also looking at alternative-fuelled trucks for some customers, and we have seen in Sweden the success of the Scania Hybrid truck for urban distribution.
“These have the ability to run short distances on battery power alone, which allows them access to densely-populated urban areas at night for deliveries or waste collection, which leads to a reduction in congestion during daylight rush hours.”
We’ll keep you updated with further developments on the alternative fuel push into the Australian road transport industry.
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