Scania Touring variant runs on natural gas, biogas

Scania Touring variant runs on natural gas, biogas

Able to run on both natural gas, biogas, or a mix of both, this Scania Touring variant helps with sustainable long-distance transport. 

Scania announced that it is adding an LBG/LNG variant of the Scania Touring. The new variant is able to run on both natural gas, biogas, or a mix of the two, allowing a smooth transition to biogas, Scania said.

“The new LBG/LNG variant of the Scania Touring is an excellent option for express bus- and long-distance operators that want to become more sustainable without a massive investment or negative impact on operations,” says Carl-Johan Lööf, head of product management, people transport solutions, Scania.  

Scania said the new variant comes with a 13-liter gas engine that provides 410 HP (302 kW) and 2000 Nm, and with an efficiency that allows users to lower their fuel costs. With the standard tank option, it also delivers a driving range of more than 1,000 km (approximately 621 miles). 

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Scania’s 13-liter engine that can run on natural gas, biogas, or a mix of both.

The company said it’s been part of the effort to use biogas in compressed form to power city- and suburban buses. However, in the past few years, technology developments have enabled the gas to be cooled down and transformed to energy-dense liquid – LBG/LNG – turning it into a more viable solution for heavy commercial vehicles operating long-distance routes, according to Scania. 

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