Significant lift in alternative energy trucks delivered by Scania

Significant lift in alternative energy trucks delivered by Scania

Scania reports 40% jump in alternative fuels/hybrid models last year…

The days of diesel being the king of the truck/bus world probably aren’t numbered, but there’s certainly a couple of alternatives that are gaining momentum.

Scania has just reported that they experienced a 40% increase in deliveries of trucks/buses in 2016 that were powered by diesel fuel alternatives.

The Swedish truck giants tell us that until last year they had seen a steady increase in demand for hybrid powertrains and for vehicles that run on alternative fuels, such as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), but last year things really picked up.

In total, close to 5,000 non-diesel powered Scania vehicles were sold in 2016.

Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO of Scania, believes this trend will only continue in coming years.

“The demand for vehicles that support the shift to sustainable transport is growing and so is the demand for services that support fleet owners in reducing fuel consumption, and consequently also both carbon emissions and cost.

“This proves that sustainability and profitability go hand-in-hand.”

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director.Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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