Scania in fuel duel 26-27 May
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26 May 2011 - 27 May 2011
04:00 - 02:00
Scania’s Transport Laboratory and the German transport company TSL have challenged each other: who can save the most fuel while transporting commercial cargo? Follow the challenge online.
“We run this challenge because we want to show the industry and the people concerned that it is possible to reach 25 litres/100 km in normal driving. All it takes is skilled drivers driving their vehicles with care,” says Anders Gustavsson, MD of Scania Transport Laboratory, a wholly owned subsidiary of Scania that tests and evaluates vehicle characteristics and performance in commercial road haulage.
“The majority of hauliers are often quite happy to reach a level around 31–32 litres/100 km. There’s absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t be able to do better,” says Gustavsson.
The challenge between Hanna Fange from the Scania Transport Laboratory and Peter Röder from TSL begins at 04:00 Thursday 26 May at Scania’s production unit in Södertälje, Sweden. That’s when the two Scania R 480 two-axle tractors with Euro 6 engines (totalling 40 tonnes of gross weight) will leave on their journey from Södertälje to Scania’s production unit in Zwolle, the Netherlands.
The trucks travel south through Sweden and Denmark to Vordingborg, approximately 100 kilometres south of Copenhagen, Denmark. There the drivers will take their statutory rest period of eleven hours. In the meantime, the trucks will continue to Zwolle with other drivers.
At 02:00 on Friday 27 May the challenge will resume with Hanna Fange and Peter Röder at the wheels as two new trucks from Zwolle, with the exact specifications as their previous vehicles, leave Vordingborg to reach Södertälje around 13:00.
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