Scania India announced operations of India’s first Euro 6 biogas bus and two ethanol buses in association with Kadamba Transport Corporation in Goa.
This launch makes Goa the second city in India after Nagpur to introduce ethanol powered buses. The buses commenced operations from August 16, 2017, plying on different routes across Goa.
Panaji, Goa, was included in the Government of India’s 100 Smart Cities list since 2016 and has been making steady progress on improving environmental sustainability within the state.
Speaking at the launch of the green buses, Derick P.Neto, Managing Director, Kadamba Transport Corporation, “Goa has always been known as India’s leading tourist hub. We are excited to partner with global leaders Scania Commercial Vehicles, and look forward to working closely with them to transition our beautiful state to a cleaner, greener and better future.”
Led by its philosophy of ‘local waste to local fuel for local transport’, Scania will leverage on consortium business model approach, bringing in technology partners who will treat raw Bio Gas to produce Bio methane of the right quality to meet the required standards for fueling Bio Gas bus.
Mikael Benje, Managing Director of Business Unit, Scania Commercial Vehicles India said, “It gives us immense pleasure to announce our partnership with Goa government for the launch of ethanol and biogas buses in Goa. India’s commitment to bio fuels is commendable and we are delighted at this opportunity to help yet another Indian state make the transition to green fuel.”
Already Scania has introduced several sustainable clean energy transport systems in the country. The Swedish bus maker has scored tremendous success from its ethanol fuelled buses across the globe.
The extension of Green Bus operations in India to two cities has established Scania India as the leading provider of sustainable transportation solutions. The Bio Gas Bus which will run on Bio Methane generated from local waste will meet the Euro 6 emission standards.