Scania launches its first electric bus in Mexico for the XCaret Group

In a spectacular and colorful launch, tourism in Mexico has the first electric bus at its service

28 April 2023

Xcaret approximately 13 years ago decided to have its own fleet of buses without being a passenger transport company itself; This company dedicated to tourism has always bet on innovation, sustainability and respect for the environment, which are its principles. This group offers experiences, beyond simply knowing places. In its beginnings, this company had problems in transportation, in the mobilization of its tourist clients, where there were delays and logistical problems with the hiring of buses; That is why they decided not only to have their own buses, but also to have their own drivers, with their corresponding fully trained guides, guaranteeing a result from start to finish.

They even have their own workshops. All this considerably optimized transfer times and guaranteed the entire experience, taking care of every detail. This company dedicated and focused on tourism in Mexico makes a big bet by putting in its ranks the first electric bus for tourist routes, bringing with it a consistent, coherent and faithful result to its principles, helping to eliminate the carbon footprint.


Scania has also been working firmly to give its greatest contribution to contribute to the environment, which has been doing permanent research to attend from its processes, in such a way that it is also reflected in the product, but above all, it is seen in the results during the use of engines and vehicles of this brand.

The new bus launched is a totally new development, it has a chassis, a Scania Volt platform, which as a curious fact is one of the four units that the Swedish brand has outside of Europe, being the first one that has already been delivered to a client, so this reach is quite a milestone. It is a zero emission bus talking about its operation.

Among the characteristics of this vehicle, it has 10 batteries with a capacity of 330 kWh with a range of 300 km, which deliver a power of 230 kW and 1,800 Nm of torque, a 2-speed transmission that allows optimizing the charge and discharge of the battery. , regenerative braking, thus seeking that up to 20% of the energy consumed by the vehicle is regenerated by itself. The body developed and integrated a cooling system specifically for the battery system.

In addition, it has the latest generation systems from Scania, such as the ADAS system (Advanced Driver Assistance System), which provides front and side sensors that warn of the proximity of people and objects, collision risks, lane departure, AVAS system (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System).


Beccar's Urviabus wants to offer a new concept of bus and transportation for Mexico, it is low-floor looking for all people to have ease of getting on and off, in such a way that it is accessible in every sense of the word, an inclusive bus and inclusive. The manufacturer is 100% Mexican, Beccar (Hermanos Becerra) bodies with extensive experience and knowledge in the country, stands out for making durable buses, based on a high-resistance structure, perhaps one of the most robust in the Mexican market. It contains a survival space for the driver in the event of a fortuitous frontal collision that they call Cab Forward, it has a total length of 12 meters.

The engineering and design team of this manufacturer has been carrying out a research task where they have developed a DNA with a completely new design, based on concepts of nature, where the empathic, resistant, light, comfortable and exciting concepts are reflected. They also bet on sustainability with the slogan ¨from cradle to cradle¨, whose objective is that the vehicle, after several years of use, returns to the plant for a renovation and that it continues to operate as long as possible without overloading the planet. .

It has climate control technology for the hot and humid conditions in its passenger compartment and for the driver. It brings state-of-the-art Hella full LED lights and digital mirrors, as well as projected lighting on the up and down door parts to help illuminate passengers at night.

ABB, a leading company in electromobility projects, is one of the partners of this project. This Swiss-Swedish company is aware of all the work on renewable energy issues, which contributes 100% to sustainability, it is in projects such as Formula E, the same as the first plane that went around the world completely without fuel; Technologies that have landed in public passenger transport have currently developed the fastest charger in the world, and every day they offer more chargers, more at hand, making these advantages of advances available to more users. That is why it is a great pride to be part of this result and of the work team together with Scania, Grupo Xcaret and Beccar.

This bus is the result of joint work where the best alternatives were also sought in terms of local suppliers, as well as those outside the country such as ABB, Hella, Hispacild and Continental.