Sustainable transport

Ikea: “We encourage our carriers to use alternative fuels”

Ikea has ambitious goals for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. The company is aiming for a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions in transport and services by 2020.

Real-time emissions control

Emissions from Scania trucks and buses are measured under real-life traffic conditions. The company has three mobile test labs for making sure all of its vehicles meet Euro 6 standards.

Scania Euro 6 ethanol truck.

Scania launches Euro 6 ethanol truck

With more than 30 years’ experience of producing vehicles for ethanol, Scania has now launched its latest Euro 6 ethanol engine for trucks. The first order has been placed by Arla, the Danish international dairy corporation that annually produces more than 13 billion litres of milk. The 17 new ethanol-powered Scania dairy delivery trucks will operate in the Greater Stockholm Area.

The 28-metre bi-articulated bus can potentially replace 135 passenger cars each carrying two passengers.

Scania unveils BRT “megabus”

A new bus specifically tailored for the Latin American Bus Rapid Transit market is a showpiece of sustainable and cost-effective transport.

From left: Anna Ryott, CEO, Swedfund; Nitin Gadkari, Transport Minister, India; Anna Johansson, Minister for Infrastructure, Sweden; Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO, Scania.

Scania and Swedfund to develop Indian biogas

Scania and Swedfund, the Swedish state’s development financier, are establishing a partnership to develop biogas production for use as an automotive fuel in the Indian city of Nagpur.

In emerging markets like Brazil as well as in mature European markets, there are increasingly strict demands for efficiency in logistics systems. This means that heavy haulage is becoming more important.

Heavier and more efficient

Demand for heavy trucks is increasing while the need for medium-duty haulage is decreasing. This is a global trend but differs in speed and intensity between mature and emerging markets, explains Carl Holmquist, Automotive Analyst at Rementum Research.