At IAA, Scania premiered its new Scania interlink medium decker coach for liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations for a range of up to 1,000 kilometres. The company claims that this is the world’s first alternatively fuelled long-distance coach. Scania has thus extended its broad range of alternative fuel options to sustainable intercity coach journeys.
Karin Radstrom, head of Buses and Coaches at Scania said, “Whereas there are several options for carbon-conscious city and suburban bus operators, there has been a void in long-distance travel market that we have now addressed. As LNG is becoming increasingly available throughout Europe, as well as in many other parts of the world, this is a timely and viable alternative.”
Refuelling of LNG
According to Scania, LNG operations have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by 20 percent while also substantially reducing nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions. Additionally, noise levels are significantly lower. Some countries are also now starting to offer liquefied biogas, cutting carbon emissions by 90 percent.