Scania has received a large new order for hybrid buses from Canary Islands-based public transportation company Transportes Interurbanos de Tenerife S.A.U. (TITSA). The order contains no less than 231 buses, including 173 hybrid-electric buses, giving it one of the largest hybrid fleets of any Spanish or Portuguese public transport provider. Spanish Castrosua will be responsible for the bodywork of all these chassis.
TITSA, which operates the only public bus service on the island of Tenerife, was already a major Scania customer, with more than 60 percent of its 600 strong fleet coming from the Swedish brand. With this latest deal including the 173 hybrid units, the company will have 291 Scania Hybrid (combustion-electric) vehicles. TITSA carries
more than 60 million passengers a year and covers more than 35 million kilometres across 180 island bus lines. The new buses are backed by a four-year guarantee, while the hybrid vehicle batteries are guaranteed for seven years. The vehicles will be delivered over the next two years: 135 units in 2024 and the remaining 96 in 2025.