Scania Argentina bets on biomethane for its buses

They will also bet on CNG.

06 May 2024

Scania Argentina is working on sustainable transportation solutions for the bus segment. In an interview with Jorge Vitar, Commercial Manager of Scania Buses, the advances in the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) and biomethane were discussed to promote cleaner mobility.


Comprehensive solutions for passenger transport Scania has changed the name of its bus division to “People Custom Solutions” to reflect its focus on offering not just the chassis, but a complete philosophy that includes maintenance, programming of the units, training drivers and advice on charging infrastructure projects.

Performance in 2023 and outlook for 2024

  • In 2023, Scania achieved high market shares in the long-distance (52%), medium-distance (leadership with more than 30%) and urban segments (record delivery of nearly 70 units).
  • By 2024, Scania is excited about the normalization of trade and projects with traditional customers and large companies, driven by the introduction of its new series of more efficient vehicles.

Bet on CNG and biomethane

  • Scania is working on biomethane projects, a 100% renewable gas, in conjunction with energy companies and the state.
  • CNG buses offer environmental advantages, such as a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions and other benefits such as less noise pollution and particulate matter.
  • With biomethane, the reduction of greenhouse gases can reach up to 90%.
  • Scania offers a range of CNG chassis for urban buses (K280), medium and long distance (340 HP 4×2 and K410 6×2 with autonomy of up to 1,000 km).
Scania GNC

Tests and projects in Argentina

  • Tests are being carried out with CNG urban buses in several provinces, including Buenos Aires and Neuquén.
  • There is a project promoted by the government so that 15% of the fleet in the city of Buenos Aires migrates to gas by 2030.
  • Scania has marketed 25 city buses and 6 medium-distance CNG buses since the launch of its new series.

“We started with a reasonable and achievable plan in all segments, and to our surprise, things began to fall into place much sooner than we expected. From the point of view of imports and exports, many businesses are returning to normal, so we are doing very well.” – Jorge Vitar, Commercial Manager of Scania Buses.

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