The launch of the vehicle, which was held during the Latin America’s Cities Leaders in Sustainable Mobility Summit, represents the arrival of the Swedish manufacturer in urban transport segment in Peru.
“In Scania, we have achieved global experience in the development of innovative low carbon solutions for public transport vehicles. We also can tell successful stories in Latin America, that is the reason why we offer our first urban Euro 6 CNG powered bus for the Peruvian market as an important part of Lima’s public transport system renewal,” said Emilio Müller, CEO of Scania Commercial Operations Peru. “Scania has over 60 years in Peru with a strong presence in inter-provincial segment, and this success is expected to be replicated in urban transport segment,” he added.
Especially designed for the use of natural gas as a fuel –it can either run on CNG or biogas- the new Scania city bus is a 12-meter model. As part of its portfolio for the urban segment in Peru under the same Euro 6 natural gas technology, the manufacturer will offer 15-meter vehicles and articulated buses (18 meters).
“We have conducted several tests with the Scania bus in Bogotá and, as a result, we achieved great driving range, low consumption and emissions. This is the most technologically advanced and cleaner engine that I have evaluated in my entire life,” said Helmer Acevedo, Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the National University of Colombia, who coordinated the bus trials there.
Source: Scania Peru.