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2016-05-12

Scania: Scania delivers 51 hybrid buses to Madrid

In a major commercial breakthrough, Scania will in June start
delivering 51 hybridised Scania Citywide buses to Madrid. These
complete buses feature cost saving and emission educing hybrid
technology that meets the EU suburban and short distance Class II
regulations.

"We are delighted that Madrid has recognised the advantages of
Scania's innovative hybrid technology and placed such a significant
order," says Klas Dahlberg, Head of Scania's Buses and Coaches. "Many
cities are cautiously examining the benefits of hybridisation but
Madrid is now a leader in actually implementing alternative
technology. These buses can help reduce CO2emissions and make a
substantial contribution to the agreed climate targets."

The City of Madrid recently enforced tough temporary measures to
tackle pollution, including limiting speed limits and banning
passenger car access to the city centre if nitrogen oxide levels
exceed acceptable levels. In parallel, the Madrid transport
authorities have required bus operators to gradually switch to
greener technology Conventional diesel has not been permitted in new
bus acquisitions since 2010. Incumbent companies can obtain
favourable contracts if at least 20 percent of their fleets are
operated on gas, as hybrids or as electric buses. Restrictions on the
use of gas vehicles in non-adapted underground bus depots have
prompted operators to select hybrid technology.

The 51 buses will be put in service by seven operators on behalf of
Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid, which holds
responsibility for public transport in the Madrid Region. The first
operator will be Alsa (Nat-Ex), followed by Samar, Avanza (ADO) and
DBlas (Arriva). The total order encompasses 34 12.7-metre 4x2 buses
and 17 14.8-metre 6x2*4 buses.

The new Class II specification Scania Citywide can be operated at
speeds of up to 100 km/h. The hybrid powertrain includes the Scania
9-litre engine and offers 320 hp with SCR-only technology that is
compatible with up to 100 percent biodiesel and Hydrotreated
Vegetable Oil (HVO).

"This bus is ideally suited for combined city and suburban operations.
That gives customers the opportunity to invest in carbon-saving
operations with an estimated payback of just over five years,
including battery replacements during the lifespan. By comparison,
payback is some two years later in purely inner-city operations."

On the Citywide buses, the hybrid unit, comprising an electric machine
(motor and generator) and automatic clutch, is located between the
engine and gearbox. The electric machine is rated at 150 kW and 1,050
Nm.

A total of 1.2 kWh of energy storage is provided by a lithium-ion
battery integrated in the roof structure at the front of the bus and
is housed in a neatly styled bulb together with a DC/DC voltage
converter and a cooling unit. The use of a Scania hybrid system
together with a DC/DC converter, stop-start function and eco-roll
provides significant fuel savings.

For further information, please contact Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press
Manager, tel. +46 8 553 856 62.

Scania is a part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH and one of the world's
leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport
applications. Scania is also leading provider 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 44,000 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 2015, net sales totalled SEK 95
billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.8 billion. Scania press
releases are available on www.scania.com (http://www.scania.com/se)

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