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28 May 2012 14:00 CET

German trade press honours Scania's environmental performance

The respected German transport trade magazines Verkehrsrundschau and Trucker have given Scania the "Green Truck 2012” award. In a compilation of the extensive tests they carried out, Scania's R 480 Euro 6 tractor model came out on top in terms of environmental performance.

[image]Scania's top ranking is a result of the truck's low fuel consumption and good load capacity, combined with the fact that Scania was alone in being able to deliver trucks with Euro 6 engines when the tests were conducted during 2011.

"The good results achieved by the Scania R 480 Euro 6 in these press tests confirm that Scania's engineers have done an excellent job in developing the Euro 6 engines by focusing on customer needs for efficient transport solutions," says Scania Deutschland's Sales Director Christian Teichmann.

More information about the tests and detailed results may be found on the magazine Verkehrsrundschau's home page: www.verkehrsrundschau.de/umweltranking

The new Euro 6 emission standard for heavy vehicles enters into force in the EU and in certain neighbouring countries starting on 31 December 2012 for new vehicle models and one year later for all vehicles. As early as March 2011, Scania unveiled trucks that comply with emission standards under the new regulations.

For further information, please contact Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press Manager, tel. +46 8 553 856 62.

Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 37,500 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2011, net sales totalled SEK 87.7 billion and net income amounted to SEK 9.4 billion. Scania press releases are available on www.scania.com