Scania Interlink Low Decker Hybrid – 2017 Busworld Europe

Scania is establishing a wide range of bus products that can run on alternative fuels.

Scania Interlink Hybrid

At the world´s oldest and most renowned bus and coach exhibition Busworld Kortrijk (in Belgium) this year, OEMs and body builders are up on their toes at the expo floor with exciting products and propositions. Swedish bus maker Scania has unveiled the hybrid-version of its popular Scania Interlink LD that is compatible with up to 100 percent biodiesel and HVO.

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The hybridised Scania Interlink now broadens the scope of alternatives for suburban and intercity operations. Designed primarily for suburb-to-suburb and suburb-to-city operations, operators can benefit from full energy and economic potential of hybridisation, thanks to favourable TCO. Further, climate impact out of diesel is also taken care of, the combined hybrid operations with the use of biodiesel or HVO can give CO2 savings of up to 90 percent.

The Interlink LD displayed at the show is a 13.2-metre, twin-axle bus featuring 55 seats with wheelchair options and standees space. It is perhaps a highly versatile bus range in Europe with choices of two or three axles, lengths from 12 to 15 metres, and seating even up to 71 passengers. The bus is manufactured in Finland, is offered with a wide range of fuel compatibility including diesel, biodiesel, HVO, CNG/CBG, ethanol and, now, hybrid.

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The hybrid powertrain featured in the Interlink is an in-house Scania 9.3-litre inline 5-cylinder engine that generates 320 hp and 1,600 Nm of torque. This powertrain is intended to run with FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) biodiesel and HVO 100 percent, or any blend of the two fuel types. In fact, all Scania Euro 6 engines, regardless of the generation, that are currently in production are HVO compatible.

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Dhiyanesh Ravichandran

Editorial consultant (Automotive and Technology), academic, and blogger based in India. He can be reached at

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