The northern Swedish city of Östersund is to be the site of field tests by bus manufacturer Scania of battery electric buses.

Three Scania Citywide LF buses will be in operation from the end of 2017 with an additional three buses added in early 2019.

‘Östersund, with its seasonal climate of cold winters and moderately warm summers, is the ideal location for testing performance in actual operations,’ says Anna Carmo e Silva, head of Scania Buses and Coaches. 

The trials constitutes the initial stage in the ongoing development of battery electric buses.’