Scania has a 40% increase in sales of vehicles that run on alternative fuels and hybrids

1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 30, 2017

In 2016 Scania saw a significant uptake in business relating to sustainable transport, with the increase reflecting a growing demand for both products and services.

The number of vehicles Scania sold that run on alternative fuels and hybrids increased by 40% last year, proof of the company‘s efforts to lead the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In total, close to 5,000 such vehicles were sold in 2016.

Henrik Henriksson, president and CEO of Scania, said the demand for vehicles that support the shift to sustainable transport was growing.

“So is the demand for services that support fleet owners in reducing fuel consumption, and consequently carbon emissions and cost. This proves that sustainability and profitability go hand-in- hand,” he said.

Almost 40,000 of Scania‘s customers‘ drivers were trained in fuel-efficient driving in 2016, a year-on- year increase of 30%.

Ecolution by Scania is another area that has shown significant growth. A consultancy service that on average saves 12% in fuel and CO2 emissions for customers, the number of Ecolution by Scania contracts signed in 2016 increased by 37% on 2015 figures to more than 2,700.

For more than 25 years Scania has produced commercial biofuel solutions, and today the company provides the largest variety of engines for alternative fuels on the market.