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Scania reports a 40% increase in sales of alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles 2016

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

Aerial view of a typical workplace for Scania truck, timber haulage (photo courtesy Scania).

Aerial view of a typical workplace for Scania truck, timber haulage (photo courtesy Scania).

Scania, the Swedish truck, engine, and bus brand within Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH has revealed in its 2016 Annual Report that the number of vehicles that it sold that run on alternative fuels and hybrids increased by 40 percent in 2016. In total, close to 5 000 such vehicles were sold in 2016, a “proof point” Scania says of its efforts to lead the shift towards a sustainable transport system.

– The demand for vehicles that support the shift to sustainable transport is growing and so is the demand for services that support fleet owners in reducing fuel consumption, and consequently also both carbon emissions and cost. This proves that sustainability and profitability go hand-in-hand, said Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO of Scania in a statement.

Almost 40 000 of Scania’s customers’ drivers were trained in fuel-efficient driving in 2016. This is a year-on-year increase of 30 percent.

“Ecolution by Scania” is another area that has shown significant growth. A consultancy service that on average saves 12 percent in fuel and CO2 emissions for customers, the number of Ecolution by Scania contracts signed in 2016 increased by 37 percent from 2015, to over 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. In 2016 the company celebrated 125 years of operations in the transport industry.

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