Scania secures Australia’s first Euro 6 bus fleet order


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Scania secures Australia's first Euro 6 bus fleet orderThe government of the Australian Capital Territory has selected Scania 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.