Scania recently unveiled its next generation of buses, which includes models encompassing “all fuel variants,” as well as a Scania Citywide battery electric model. The new 12-metre, low-floor Citywide offers 7- and 9-litre engine options as well as a battery electric motor, all of which are side-mounted. This saves enough space to add three additional seats. Combined with two extra seats near the front axle, Scania says the new Citywide has enough capacity for up to 100 passengers, “depending on propulsion and layout.”
“The new Scania Citywide range features lower fuel consumption, higher passenger capacity, better drivability, and vastly improved passenger and driver comfort,” says Anna Carmo e Silva, head of buses and coaches at Scania. “Our guiding light has been to design a bus for more space, light, and cleanliness. To reverse global warming, it is crucial that buses offer all the comforts needed to convince more people to switch to public transport.”
Improved Fuel Efficiency
The 7-litre engine option, which Scania says is “the most common in city operations,” consumes 3% to 5% less fuel than past models, and when coupled with an updated transmission, that may be reduced by a further 1% to 3%. The new-generation buses also have a new start/stop feature, which can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 8% for diesel and biodiesel engines and up to 15% for gas-powered models. Other fuel efficiency-friendly features include an electrical cooling fan, improved aerodynamics, CCAP (cruise control with active prediction), reduced weight, and an SCR-only aftertreatment system.
Scania Citywide Interior Features
Scania designed the new Citywide bus with larger windows to allow more natural right to enter. A higher ceiling and wider aisle also allow make for a brighter interior, add additional space for passengers, and improve airflow throughout the bus. For bus operators, Scania designed a new driver’s area with improved ergonomics thanks to “better pedal placement, more leg space, driver height settings, all-angle step-less seat adjustments, better visibility, and better reachability. The interior is also easier maintain and the instrument panel features several customisable buttons, all of which contribute to improved operator comfort.
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