Scania 2-door Electric Bus for Singapore

Scania electric bus
Scania electric bus
Manufacturer Scania (chassis)
Bodywork Gemilang Coachworks
Years in operation TBA
Operators TBA
Technical Data
Length 12 metre
Motor Electric motor
Battery TBC
Accessibility TBC
Emission Standard Zero tailpipe emissions

In January 2023, Swedish bus manufacturer Scania brought in an electric two-door city bus for the Singapore market. This bus is likely built on the Scania C-Chassis and assembled in Malaysia by Gemilang Coachworks, based on the Scania Citywide integral bus design. The model name of the final vehicle is to be confirmed.

This is Scania’s first foray into Singapore’s electric bus scene and comes at a time when the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is preparing to rapidly electrify the public bus fleet. Half of all public buses will be electric by 2030, which is about 3,000 buses.

Locally, Scania previously delivered 1,101 Scania K230UB diesel buses to SBS Transit, also bodied by Gemilang Coachworks. Registered between 2007 and 2010, these buses will reach their statutory retirement age next year (2024) and some of these buses have already retired early.

Chassis Background

Scania unveiled its fully-electric Scania Citywide bus back in October 2019, with a similar electric drivetrain offered as the Scania C-Chassis. Both the bus and chassis can be configured as rigid or articulated buses, with either a Euro 6 combustion engine or full-electric powertrain.

For the electric version, Scania offers a 300 kW electric motor paired with a two-speed gearbox to optimise energy consumption. Traction batteries are of the Lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide variety, better known as Lithium NMC. Battery capacities of 254 kWh or 330 kWh are available, configured as 8 or 10 battery packs with 4 in the rear and 4 or 6 on the roof. Both conventional depot charging and opportunity charging modes are compatible.

Other buses built on Scania’s C-chassis include the Nelec electric bus by Carrocera Castrosua, as well as upcoming orders for the Australian market.

Bodywork

Although the Scania Citywide is available as an integral bus built in Europe, the Singapore demonstrator is built by Malaysia-based coachbuilder Gemilang Coachworks.

The positioning of the drivetrain and cooling components on the left side of the chassis makes it difficult to integrate a third door into the bus’ design, making this bus an oddity among the many new electric three-door demonstrator buses supplied to the Singapore market. The Volvo BZL – SC Neustar City also uses a conventional driveshaft layout mounted to the left of the chassis, but still manages to position the third door behind the drivetrain.


Technical Specifications (TBC)

Scania 2-door Electric Bus for Singapore
Chassis Scania C250E B4X2EI
Electric Driveline Scania electric motor
– Maximum power/torque of 300 kW / 2100 Nm
– Continuous power of 250 kW (R85)
– Scania GE21S21 two-speed adapter gearbox
Energy Storage Lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC) traction batteries
– Either 8 or 10 battery packs (total 254 kWh or 330 kWh)
Bodywork Gemilang Coachworks bodywork
EcoRange aluminium bus body; full-low-floor layout
 

Like the Volvo BZL, Scania’s C-chassis also comes with a two-speed adapter gearbox to optimise energy efficiency.


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4 thoughts on “Scania 2-door Electric Bus for Singapore

  • 26 January 2023 at 4:50 AM
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    Could this bus model be the one to be mass produced to replaced the retiring Scania KUB buses? If so and even if not, SBST is likely to get majority of them(80-85%) since the upcoming mass replacement of buses is for the KUBS and they are all owned and operated by SBST only. Wouldnt be surprise if they get all but i think SMRT/TTS/GAS will get like 1 or a few while SBST get most of them…that is if this Scania Electric Bus get chosen….ironic it would be if Scania replaced Scania. Hopefully this new Scania Bus wont be as shaky and bumpy like the KUBS. Have to compliment the KUBS on their strong aircon and spacious feels tho, whatever aircon model they have, please be the one used for future buses.

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  • 20 January 2023 at 12:23 PM
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    This is more i like it rather than majority Chinese e buses…LTA just buy Volvo,Scania,MAN,ADL,BYD & Yutong.

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  • 20 January 2023 at 1:01 AM
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    Wow this bus looks cool.

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