Ostersund Expands Electric Bus Operations with Scania Citywide
Sweden. The ten new-generation 12.3-metre Scania Citywide LF buses will join Vy’s fleet of electric Scania buses that have been in traffic there since 2017.
Norwegian publicly-owned Vy Group is one of the largest transport operators in the Nordic countries. Together with Scania, Vy has operated one electrified bus line in Östersund as a field test.
Passenger surveys carried out by the city show that 78 percent are highly satisfied with their electric bus journeys and 66 percent rate travelling with electric buses as better or much better than trips with conventional buses.
Seven of the buses will be in traffic from July 2021 and the remaining three in summer 2022. One-third of all city bus operations in Östersund will then be electrified. Other city bus lines are operated on renewable biofuels.