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Scania displays Ethanol engine at Busworld 2015


Scania displays its Eco-friendly Ethanol engine at Busworld 2015 expo in India

Swedish commercial vehicle giant Scania gears to bring its green technology to India to promote eco-friendly transport system in the country.

As part of its Eco-friendly plans for India, Scania Commercial Vehicles India has showcased its ethanol driven engines at the Busworld 2015 exhibition.

The Buswolrd 2015, the three-day expo that was held in Mumbai between April 28 and 30 is the major show in India for commercial vehicles. This the first time that Scania has been showcasing its ethanol engines in India. Along the side the company has also exhibited its Metrolink 13.7 m coach and ethanol-powered Green Bus. The company has claimed that this is the first ethanol-powered Green Bus in India.

Sharing details on the company’s participation in the Busworld, Anders Grundströmer, MD of Scania India said: “We are delighted to display our ethanol engine for the first time in India and showcasing the country’s first ethanol-driven Green Bus and the premium Metrolink 13.7 m intercity coach. Realizing the need for a sustainable transport system in India, the company will bring in more alternative fuel-driven products to the country.”

He said the Green Bus that was launched last year created good interest among various state transport departments and general public in India. Scania’s sustainable transport solutions will cut carbon emissions by using bio-fuels extracted from waste, which inturn will create job opportunities and contribute to India’s GDP.

The company has also delivered its 13.7 m premium Metrolink intercity buses to Kaushik Logistics (KGL), Transit Logistics and Hebron Transports at the Busworld. Kaushik Global Logistics bought Scania buses to serve the state-owned Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC). This marks the entry of Scania into north India.

In total, the Swedish bus maker bagged orders for 14 buses from Hebron Transports while Transit Logistics placed orders for eight buses. KGL will buy 20 buses from Scania. By selling its buses to Transit Logistics, Scania has also registered its entry into the newly carved state of Telangana.

Swedish bus giant Scania established its Indian operations under the banner of Scania Commercial Vehicles India in 2011 followed by inaugurating its truck manufacturing facility in Narasapura industrial estate near Bangalore in  2013 with an investment of Rs 300 crore and bus plant in the same integrated factory premises in March 2015. The commercial vehicle maker has an annual production capacity to make 2,500 trucks and 1,000 buses and aims to sell 5,000 trucks and 2,500 buses in the next five years in Indian market.

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