Scania has handed over the first-ever ethanol-driven city bus in India for trial run to Nagpur Municipal Corporation. Anders Grundstromer, Managing Director, Scania Commercial Vehicles India and Senior Vice President, Scania Group; and Sivakumar V, Director - Sales, Scania Commercial Vehicles India, handed over the bus keys to Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways.
Scania has delivered ethanol buses for more than 20 years to countries around the globe with successful operational and environmental results. Ethanol fuel has much lower CO2 emissions compared to a diesel engine. The technology is mature and viable for intense everyday city service, as verified by bus operators in cities all over the world.
In India, Scania buses and trucks have been specially designed to meet local conditions and customer requirements, and are backed by world class service network and dealership in the country. Scania has also gained a strong foothold with several new customers across the country for both trucks and buses and is working on delivering high quality transportation solutions and services for India.