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2017-02-08

Scania: Scania starts trials of battery electric buses

Scania will start its first field tests of coming battery electric
buses in the northern Swedish city of Östersund. Three Scania
Citywide LF buses will be in operation from the end of 2017 with an
additional three buses added in early 2019.

"Östersund, with its seasonal climate of cold winters and moderately
warm summers, is the ideal location for testing performance in actual
operations," says Anna Carmo e Silva, Head of Scania Buses and
Coaches. "The trials constitutes the initial stage in the ongoing
development of battery electric buses."

Scania presently offers the widest range of buses and coaches for
alternative fuels, including biogas, bioethanol, biodiesel and hybrid
electric buses. "By adding battery electric buses, we will further
strengthen our focus on sustainable transport and complement this
broad range with buses particularly for inner-city operations," adds
Carmo e Silva.

Two new charging stations will be built in Östersund to supply the six
buses at both ends of the 14-kilometre major bus line. With 10-minute
charging, buses will run every 15 minutes for a total of 100 journeys
each day.

"The introduction of battery electric buses here is really exciting,"
says Project Manager Anne Sörensson, City of Östersund. "They will
contribute to our aim of achieving fossil-free transport by 2030."

The trials will be carried out in collaboration with public
authorities, including the City of Östersund and Region Jämtland
Härjedalen's Public Transport Authority, and the publically owned
energy supplier Jämtkraft. The buses will be operated by Nettbuss, a
subsidiary of the Norwegian State Railways, NSB, which is the second
largest bus operator in the Nordic countries.

For further information, please contact:

Urban Löfvenberg, Sales Manager, Sustainable Solutions
Phone: +46 8 553 51109

E-mail: urban.lofvenberg@scania.com

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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