The vehicle, which is the first complete Scania single deck bus to be released in the UK for ten years, will subsequently be introduced to many other markets worldwide.
The Fencer will be built on a new chassis, which has been designed from the outset as a future-proofed platform in terms of powertrain.
The initial launch is with the nine-litre diesel, and which meets the requirements of the Euro VI Step E with an SCR-only treatment system. It is paired with ZF's Ecolife 2 fully automatic six-speed gearbox. A new 'unloaded starting' feature is said to enhance passenger comfort by reducing noise, improving starting performance and delivering consistent acceleration.
The Fencer range will be available with a choice of renewable powertrain technologies with hybrid, gas power with BioCNG and BioLNG options. In addition, Scania's entire diesel offering can run on HVO without any modification.
In addition, the Scania Fencer will have Scania’s 100 percent battery electric powertrain, available to order this year. A new fully-integrated chassis will allow for an eight- or ten-battery pack set-up. This chassis will also feature a host of mechanical revisions, new electrics and ECU, new independent front suspension and a new rigid front axle for improved passenger capacity load capacity and turning radius as well as increased comfort and aisle width.
Scania’s development engineers have created a new battery electric platform which is Scania technology end-to-end throughout the entire drivetrain. A Scania battery will power Scania’s own 300kW electric motor driving through Scania’s own two-speed gearbox. The chassis has been climatically tested in city, interurban and pure urban environments to ensure the fully electric will deliver zero emission transport as it expands beyond the city centre and into inter-urban environments.
As a completely built-up Scania product, the Fencer will be fully supported by the Scania network of 84 UK service centres.