Thursday 14 January 2016

Scania Launches Gas Powered Decker

Scania (Great Britain) Limited has completed the development of the world's first Euro 6 double-deck gas-powered bus chassis. With assembly of the chassis in the UK carried out by mi Vehicle Integration Limited, Leyland, in conjunction with Scania Sweden and Alexander Dennis Limited, (ADL), the vehicle will now be transported to ADL's Falkirk plant for fitment of its body, an Enviro 400MMC.

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Based on a Scania N 280 UD4x2EB the vehicle features Scania's OC09 101 nine-litre, five-cylinder, Euro 6 dedicated gas engine driving through a ZF EcoLife six-speed fully automatic gearbox incorporating ZF's Topodyn automated gear selection program, which is fitted as standard.
The OC09 101 develops 280 horsepower (206kW) at 1,900rpm and 1,350Nm torque at 1,000-1,400 rpm and is capable of operating on compressed natural gas (CNG) or biogas.  When operated on biogas, carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by up to 90 percent.  To meet Euro 6 emission levels, the engine employs a three-way catalyst, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and does not require selective catalytic reduction (SCR). 
Fitment of the vehicle's ADL Enviro 400MMC body is scheduled to be completed by late Spring, after which it will proceed on a nationwide demonstration programme.  

"With its ultra-low low emissions and quiet operation, this vehicle represents an extremely attractive proposition to the UK bus industry," says Mark Oliver, UK Fleet Sales Manager, Bus and Coach, for Scania (Great Britain) Limited.  "As such, there is already significant interest in our demonstration programme, which will be supported by our partner roadgas, who will provide a mobile refuelling station for the vehicle as it tours the country."