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08 January 2019

Scania to deploy more than 700 gas buses to Bogotá

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

Scania is to deliver 741 Euro 6 gas buses to Bogotá, Colombia, in a deal which is expected to reduce carbon emissions by up 20%.

This deployment serves as an extension to an initial order placed by TransMilenio for the procurement of 481 Euro 6 gas buses and is part of the city’s bus rapid transit (BRT) renewal programme.

Masivo Bogotá will operate the 260 bi-articulated Scania F340 HA 8x2 buses across 18 stations on the Américas BRT line.

Carlos Ocampo, Scania Colombia's managing director, says: “This latest big order demonstrates Bogotá's commitment to substantially reducing pollution.”

The buses have a 250 passenger capacity and will go into operation during the second half of 2019 and the first half of 2020.

In 2016, Scania joined forces with China-based Haylion Technologies to help accelerate the commercialisation of autonomous driving applications and sustainable transport.

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