Scania secures Australia’s first Euro 6 bus fleet order
| Source:SCANIA AB
The government of the Australian Capital Territory has selected Scania to supply
a fleet of 77 Euro 6 city buses. Australian Capital Territory Internal Omnibus
Network (ACTION), is the first Australian bus fleet operator to adopt Euro 6
“ACTION has decided to take the lead in the introduction of Euro 6 emission
technology to bus fleets in Australia,” says Trevor O’Brien, National Bus
Manager, Scania Australia. “The Australian Federal Government is yet to announce
a date for the introduction of Euro 6 emission standards, underlining the
progressive action of the ACT operator.”
The first deliveries for the fleet of 77, 2-axle city buses with 9-lite engines
will take place during the first half of 2014. ACTION has just completed a
delivery programme for 33 new articulated Scania buses complementing the 26
Scania 14.5-metre buses and 54 Scania CNG buses in the fleet.
The 12.5-metre city buses will be fitted with Australian-designed bodies
constructed by Custom, a national bus bodybuilder. The buses will seat 48
passengers with 18 standees.
“The buses are clean, fuel-efficient, and most noticeably, they produce minimal
harmful pollutants. They’ll help keep Canberra’s air clean and reduce
pollution,” says Shane Rattenbury, ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal
“ACTION will be the first city bus operator in Australia to use these improved,
greener buses. It’s a small part of making Canberra a leader in both
environmental and health outcomes,” he says.
For more information, please contact:
Peter Risberg, Scania Sales and Marketing, Buses and Coaches, tel. +46 8 553 800
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy
transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. Service-related
products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring
Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime Scania
also offers financial services. Employing some 38,600 people, the company
operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are
concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South
America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete
vehicles. In 2012, net sales totalled SEK 79.6 billion and net income amounted
to SEK 6.6 billion.
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