scaniaScania Commercial Vehicles India unveiled its Bio-fuel powered flagship Citywide bus and the Premium Scania G310 truck at the Auto Expo 2016. Mikael Benje, Managing Director, Business Unit, Scania India said, “ Continuing our focus on sustainable transport solutions, we will increase the manufacturing of vehicles that can run on alternate fuel (biofuel) engines at our Narasupara plant in India” “We will continue to highlight the benefits of local waste, for local fuel, for local transport across India starting with the introduction of ethanol based green buses in India,” he concluded. Capabe of running on fossil fuels (diesel) as well as renewable fuels like bio-ethanol, bio-diesel and bio-methane, the Citywide bus is claimed to be India’s first bio-fuel powered commercial bus, and is compatible with all commercially available bio-fuels complying with BS1V, Euro 5, and Euro 6. Alongwith it, Scania also launched a high performance G310 haulage tractor for the India market. The G310 haulage truck, a new category for Scania is aimed at realising optimal Total Operating Economy (TOE). G310 offers key features like OptiCruise, a fully automated gear shifting system, and an active traction control that claims to provide all wheels with enough traction to keep the vehicle stable in case of a wheel slip. Apart from the two, Scania also showcased Scania R580 truck and the Metrolink 14.5 meter bus.

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