Scania has delivered its first new-generation Scania Citywide low floor double-decker to Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) for daily services in the German capital. BVG, Germany’s largest public transport operator, will over the coming months test the two-axle bus in preparation for large-scale double-decker services.
Scania’s net sales rose to a record level of SEK 92 billion and earnings for the full year 2014 increased to SEK 8,721 m. Record service volume, record earnings in Financial Services and positive currency rate effects were partly offset by a weaker market mix.
Pirelli, one of the world’s largest tyre manufacturers, has purchased a Scania R 580 V8 truck to test its heavy vehicle tyres for traction, durability, fuel consumption and performance on wet surfaces. The truck and tyres were immediately put to the test at the Pirelli test track in Vizzola Ticino, near Milan.