The Swedish company Scania delivered the first gas-powered trucks made in Brazil. According to Estadão, the four cars will be used in transport operations of the cosmetics company L’Oréal and Nespresso on routes between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
Brazil’s first vehicular natural gas (CNG) and biomethane truck was purchased during Fenatran in October last year. Scania has sold 4,000 gas trucks worldwide, of which 23 are units in Brazil. The first truck of its kind began testing in 2018 by Citrosuco.
Scania Brazil sales director Silvio Munhoz says the gas truck is the best diesel alternative in Brazil. And it draws attention to the economic viability of this solution. “The market is ripe and begins to adhere to the replacement of diesel.”