The Scania brand introduces a new generation of buses to the Latin American market, based on pillars energy efficiency; renewable fuels; and smart and safe transportation.
(The Fight Against Climate Change: The Grand Challenge to the Common Well-Being).
“This means offering solutions that have a low impact on the environment, are understandable and viable for our customers, their users and their markets, and thus guarantee the profitability of their business”, Juan Carlos Ocampo, General Manager of Scania Colombia, highlighted.
Scania’s new K-Series chassis reaches the Latin American market to meet that need.
With service solutions, the Swedish manufacturer brings greater stability, profitability and safety to drivers and users of road transport and urban environments.
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exclusively available for natural gas engines, diesel engines and biodiesel and biomethane, The new chassis provides a reduction in fuel consumption: up to 8% for long-haul applications and up to 10% for urban applications.
Besides, the performance of these engines is better, they will bring another important advantage which is the reduction of operating costs with an optimized fuel consumption. This way the customer will have a cheaper chassis and more benefits in many aspects than the existing series.
“Less fuel means less CO² emissions and other polluting gases, so it’s more sustainable for the customer and the environment”Ocampo.
science based sustainability journey
Since 2016, it has committed to achieving Paris Agreement goals and reducing emissions from its vehicles and operations, scania Has dedicated itself to finding solutions for a more sustainable logistics and transportation ecosystem.
(Colombia will have the largest fleet of electric buses in Latin America).
Since then, in addition to investing in technology and innovation in their industrial production, Swedish manufacturers have also been looking to science for answers to the much needed energy transition. In 2018, he led “The Pathways Study: Achieving Fossil-Free Commercial Shipping by 2050” to understand how to decarbonize the sector in the US, China, Sweden and Germany.
It then joined the Science-Based Targets Initiative (2020) and the Climate Pledge (2021), with commitments to be carbon neutral by 2040.