Scania introduces new powertrain and major updates to squeeze 8% more fuel savings

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In its single biggest launch since the introduction of the new truck generation back in 2016, Scania is now introducing not only a new engine platform, but also services and updates that are set to consolidate its position as the leading manufacturer of premium heavy trucks.

It also Introduces digital mirrors and new interior options – see separate story here

Key points

  • Scania’s new powertrain has sustainability in focus, with 8% fuel savings
  • Investment of more than €2bn to secure Scania’s leading position
  • Major updates on chassis, frames, axles and tanks for increased modularity
  • Scania ProCare offers 100% planned uptime for business-critical trucks
  • Digital rearview mirrors for increased safety
  • Scania’s science-based climate targets are the company’s guiding star, to be reached with a mix of energy efficiency, renewable fuels and electrification 

“What we introduce today is not only an engine platform but a major initiative for strengthening Scania’s industry-leading position within sustainable transport for the rest of this decade,” says Alexander Vlaskamp, Executive Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing at Scania.

“Our strong focus on transport efficiency guides us in the shift towards a decarbonised world, a shift that will have a major contribution from our new powertrain.”

“We see a world of transport that is rapidly changing, where customer demands for the best total operating economy and a sustainable future go hand-in-hand,” says Vlaskamp.

“At Scania, we have set our aim higher than maybe any other manufacturer. Not because we think it will be easy but because we see no other option than to actually reach the targets for curbing greenhouse gas emissions set by the Paris agreement in 2016.”

With its all-new engine platform for Euro 6 vehicles, ranging from 420 to 560 hp, Scania’s powertrain promises fuel savings that typically will reach eight percent for long haulage customers. All engines have inherent HVO fuel capabilities and two of them can be ordered as FAME biodiesel versions.

Scania 560 R 4×2 Highline general cargo transport

More iterations will follow for markets outside Europe and for biogas solutions.

The new powertrain also includes new gearboxes and axles, and a premium service, Scania ProCare, for customers that request 100 percent planned uptime. Scania is also introducing an option for digital rearview mirrors for increased safety.

“We at Scania are continuing along our established path of offering a palette of sustainable solutions for our customers,” says Vlaskamp.

“Renewable fuels and electrified vehicles will increase their share dramatically in the next few years, but we all still depend on combustion engines for our daily lives. And that is why Scania’s new engine is so important, since it will contribute towards substantial decarbonisation for the rest of this decade.”

Scania is decarbonising with set scientific targets

“The transport industry is one of the world’s most energy-consuming sectors and that is why we cannot wait to reduce its carbon emissions,” says Stefan Dorski, Senior Vice President, Head of Scania Trucks.

“It is a fact that the world still has to rely to a large extent on transport by trucks with combustion engines. That underlines the importance of fuel efficiency improvements of the magnitude that we offer with our new engine platform.”

Scania introduced its Science-Based Targets commitment in 2020, in support of the Paris Climate Agreement, becoming the first major manufacturer of heavy commercial vehicles to do so.

Over recent years, Scania has already reduced its CO2 emissions from its own production and from its own transport and logistics operations. The company’s relentless work over many decades to reduce the fuel consumption from its products is part of Scania’s DNA. It is verified by the performance of the daily operations of Scania’s customers and by our many press test victories.

“Reducing carbon emissions cannot wait; we need to act here and now,” says Stefan Dorski, Senior Vice
President, Head of Scania Trucks

“Reducing carbon emissions cannot wait; we need to act here and now,” says Stefan Dorski, Senior Vice President, Head of Scania Trucks. “The introduction of fuel-efficient engines that can be run on renewable fuels is a powerful tool for making the shift happen.”

“Energy efficiency is part of our heritage at Scania,” says Dorski. “And for almost three decades we have also been the company that has offered the industry’s broadest range of products that can run on alternative or renewable fuels.

“Both customers and regulators alike are now aware how important efficient combustion engines in combination with renewable fuels such as biogas and biodiesel are for decarbonising transport.”

For full technical details about how the new powertrain works, see separate story here

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