The Harzer Verkehrsbetriebe (HVB) are investing around two million euros to upgrade mobility in Wernigerode. They ordered seven CNG-powered “Scania Citywide LF” city buses. The project is funded by the European Union. The award was preceded by a Europe-wide tender.
For more than ten years, HVB buses have been fueled almost exclusively with biomethane. It is made by the Verbio company from agricultural residues and straw, without using any food. That saves up to 90 percent CO2 compared to diesel operation.
The signing of the contract for the seven CNG-powered city buses took place at Scania’s headquarters in Södertälje, Sweden. The production halls for the ordered bus chassis are also located there. Final assembly follows in the Polish Scania plant in Slupsk near Gdansk.