Scania India Private Limited has launched India’s first Euro 6 biogas bus and two ethanol buses in association with Kadamba Transport Corporation, Goa. With this launch, Goa becomes the second city in India after Nagpur to introduce ethanol powered buses on its roads. The introduction of Scania’s green buses will go a long way to ensure improved mass transport and accessibility without negatively impacting the environment. All three buses launched in Goa run on bio fuels which emit fewer greenhouse gases and cause minimal damage to the environment. Ethanol is the most widely used biofuel in the world now and can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90 per cent.
“At Scania Commercial Vehicles, we are committed to helping the world switch to cleaner fuels and environment friendly modes of transportation. India’s commitment to bio fuels is commendable and we are delighted at this opportunity to help yet another Indian state make the transition to green fuel,” said Mikael Benje, Managing Director of Business Unit, Scania Commercial Vehicles India.
Derick P Neto, Managing Director, Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited said that the corporation is excited to partner Scania Commercial Vehicles and look forward to working closely with them.
Scania will leverage on consortium business model approach, bringing in technology partners who will treat raw bio gas to produce Bio methane of the right quality to meet the required standards for fueling bio gas bus.