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Scania Secures Australia's First Euro 6 Bus Fleet Order

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SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden--Nov 27, 2013: ACTION has decided to take the lead in the introduction of Euro 6 emission technology to bus fleets in Australia”

The government of the Australian Capital Territory has selected Scania (STO:SCVA)(STO:SCVB) to supply a fleet of 77 Euro 6 city buses. Australian Capital Territory Internal Omnibus Network (ACTION), is the first Australian bus fleet operator to adopt Euro 6 technology.

“ACTION has decided to take the lead in the introduction of Euro 6 emission technology to bus fleets in Australia,” says Trevor O’Brien, National Bus Manager, Scania Australia. “The Australian Federal Government is yet to announce a date for the introduction of Euro 6 emission standards, underlining the progressive action of the ACT operator.”

The first deliveries for the fleet of 77, 2-axle city buses with 9-lite engines will take place during the first half of 2014. ACTION has just completed a delivery programme for 33 new articulated Scania buses complementing the 26 Scania 14.5-metre buses and 54 Scania CNG buses in the fleet.

The 12.5-metre city buses will be fitted with Australian-designed bodies constructed by Custom, a national bus bodybuilder. The buses will seat 48 passengers with 18 standees.

“The buses are clean, fuel-efficient, and most noticeably, they produce minimal harmful pollutants. They’ll help keep Canberra’s air clean and reduce pollution,” says Shane Rattenbury, ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services.

“ACTION will be the first city bus operator in Australia to use these improved, greener buses. It’s a small part of making Canberra a leader in both environmental and health outcomes,” he says.

Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and 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 38,600 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 2012, net sales totalled SEK 79.6 billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.6 billion.