The highlight of the programme is a Scania-developed hybrid truck for urban distribution combining electric and biodiesel operation; other engines run on gas and biogas, biodiesel, bioethanol and HVO.
“No matter what driving conditions are like or what local circumstances are, there is probably always an alternative solution available from Scania, right here and now,” claimed Magnus Höglund, responsible for alternative fuels and powertrains at Scania Trucks. “This launch lets us demonstrate to all types of transport players that they can reduce their CO2 footprint very simply, without giving up anything or incurring significantly higher costs.
“This product launch provides our customers – as well as their customers, who are often the driving force when it comes to environmental aspects – with unsurpassable choices of alternative fuels for their business.
“The biodiesel engines range from 250 to 580 hp and are suitable for everything from light service to really heavy operations. And our introduction of a 280 hp ED95 engine for Euro 6 is unique in our industry. From an environmental perspective, bioethanol is an unusually smart, inexpensive and easy-to-handle alternative fuel that is also readily available in large quantities.”