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Scania receives order for 173 hybrid-electric buses from Tenerife island's TITSA

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Swedish bus maker Scania announced it had received a new order consisting of 173 hybrid-electric buses from Canary Islands-based public transportation company Transportes Interurbanos de Tenerife (TITSA).

In a release, Scania said that the new buses would be backed by a four-year guarantee, while the hybrid-electric vehicle batteries would have a seven-year guarantee. The buses will be delivered over two years: 135 units in 2024 and 96 in 2025. Spanish coachbuilder Castrosua will be responsible for the bodywork of all the chassis. 

Scania offers transport options spanning battery-electric, hybrid-electric, and renewable fuel-based categories for a range of applications. In its release, the company claimed its system allows each model to be tailored to meet customers' operating economy and sustainability requirements.

Earlier this month, the company launched a joint venture with digital road-freight forwarder sennder to drive large-scale adoption of electric trucks in Europe.

In a statement, Alberto Linares, Scania Ibérica Bus, Engine, and Sustainability Commercial Director, said: "Sustainability, reducing our carbon footprint and caring for the environment in general are fundamental values at Scania. It is extremely satisfying that companies are increasingly taking these aspects into account, and that organisations like TITSA are opting for sustainable transport." 

TITSA operates the only public bus service on Tenerife island and ferries more than 60 million passengers annually, covering more than 35 million km across 180 bus lines. The company is already a major Scania customer – more than 60 percent of its 600-strong fleet consists of buses from the Swedish brand. The latest order is for 231 buses of which 173 will be hybrid buses, creating one of the largest hybrid vehicle fleets for any Spanish or Portuguese public transport providers.

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