Scania and Flix to combat CO2 emissions and boost circularity

German brand Flix and Scania have forged a long-term partnership aimed at advancing sustainable long-distance travel. Their shared vision is to expedite the transition to eco-friendly mobility by innovating new solutions and influencing infrastructure design.

Initially, Scania will supply up to 50 Bio-LNG (LBG) coaches by 2025 to Flix, a provider of intercity bus services spanning Europe, North America, and Brazil. These vehicles, based on Irizar’s i6s Efficient coaches, will feature Scania’s chassis and a flexible LNG powertrain capable of transitioning between LNG and LBG fuel sources.

While these coaches will initially operate on a combination of LBG and LNG, they will transition to running exclusively on renewable LBG fuel as infrastructure support becomes available. This transition is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% on average.

“Climate change is increasingly taking its toll on the planet and people’s lives, and as a global travel tech company we are aware of our responsibility in paving the way for a more sustainable future for the communities we serve. Therefore, we are eager to seize any viable opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment, with fleet transformation being crucial to this end. Scania is an extremely valuable ally for Flix and our bus partners, who operate the business, in different countries, and we are happy to be able to rely on their long-term expertise and know-how to contribute to reshaping long-distance mobility. In time, this will also help us adapt our offering to the rising demand for low-impact travel options from a public that is growing more and more environmentally conscious by the day,” commented Fabian Stenger, Chief Operating Officer at Flix. 

“Our ambition is to be a front-runner in the shift towards sustainable transport, and this collaboration with Flix represents a significant step in that direction. Biogas solutions are truly circular, and they are possible to implement here-and-now, providing a sustainable solution today that meets climate targets and reinforces social responsibility. The LBG/LNG coaches also represent a smart and sensible choice, because they supply the range and power needed to support any route, at low cost in terms of both investment and operating economy. We are extremely happy to do this jointly with Flix as we know that a wide implementation of biogas solutions can have such a positive impact, not only for the operator, but also for authorities and society at large,” says Johanna Salomonsson Lind, SVP and Head of People Transport Solutions at Scania.

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