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Dutch Jan de Wit Group goes for 10 Scania Touring

26 October 2023

In the year that the Dutch transport operator, Jan de Wit Group, celebrates its centenary it has received 10 new Scania Touring coaches. The Scania Tourings can use HVO100 diesel (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil), which Jan de Wit Group has been using for its entire fleet of approximately 100 vehicles since 2019.

CEO Walter de Wit explains he has had good experiences with HVO and thinks it is perfectly applicable for the coach industry and as an obvious transition to hydrogen. “Without having to destroy capital by writing off a relatively young fleet of Euro 6 vehicles early”, says Walter de Wit. HVO is a renewable diesel with 'well to wheel' approximately 80% to 90% less CO2 emissions. The company thus significantly reduces the ecological footprint of its fleet.


All vehicles are equipped with the 410 hp SCR-only 13-liter engine with Opticruise. Five of the Tourings are 12 meters long and have 49 seats, while the other five are 13 meters long and can accommodate 53 passengers. The new Tourings are the latest generation of Scania buses and have the new design. The design of these buses has been completely renewed, which, among other things, resulted in a weight reduction to 200 kg and a new workplace for the driver.

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It has a ISRI NTS2 seat and an adjustable instrument panel. A new front axle improves the possibilities to optimize the vehicles; both in terms of weight distribution and passenger flow. The new Tourings were put into service by the company in the year that the centenary is being celebrated. In 1923 the company started passenger transport activities. Over the years, Jan de Wit Group has grown into a company employing 250 people, with a modern fleet of 100 coaches and 70 minibuses.