Scania to supply hybrid and biodiesel buses to Oslo

140 bus order being filled by Scania in Oslo, Norway

It’s a sign of the times, in particular in the bus industry, that a large order of new vehicles includes zero conventional engine buses.

The public transport authority of the Norwegian capital, Oslo, has placed an order for 140 new buses from neighbouring Sweden and all are either powered by biodiesel or have hybrid powertrains.

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The Scania buses will all enter service in the city by the middle of next year, while the contract also includes the ongoing repair and maintenance of the new fleet for the next seven years.

The residents of the city are no strangers to the Scania product, already more than 170 Scania buses on the job in Oslo.

The deal is Scania’s largest single delivery of hybrid vehicles to date.

“This is an example of Scania’s wide range of sustainable transport solutions,” says Karin Rådström, Senior Vice President and head of Buses and Coaches at Scania.

“We’re not focusing on one solution, but many, which has helped us to fulfil the customer’s requirements.”

scania bus norwayIn addition to being Scania’s biggest order for hybrid buses yet, the order is also the Scania’s biggest bus order in Norway ever.

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