Scania sells 500 city buses to Singapore
The order is part of SBS Transit’s on-going replacement of its fleet of 2,700 buses with vehicle with better environmental performance.
“This transaction is an expression of SBS Transit’s great confidence in Scania’s products and service back-up,” says Norman Koh, General Manager of Scania Singapore.
It also marks the start of a long-term strategic partnership between Scania and SBS Transit when it comes to evaluation of new concepts and systems for public transport. The development of the new city buses for Singapore has occurred in close collaboration between the two companies.
All the buses will have bodywork produced by Gemling Coachworks in Malaysia.
Deliveries will take place during late 2007 and in 2008.
The buses are of the low-entry wheel chair accessible design and will be equipped with a 230 hp, 9-litre Euro 4 engine employing Scania EGR technology. With EGR, emissions are reduced right from the combustion stage, eliminating the need for aftertreatment equipment and additive tanks on the vehicle.