Euro 3 adopted:Scania offers environmentally optimised trucks and services
Scania on Tuesday launched a complete range of low-emission engines for distributions, construction and normal long-haulage operation. The new engine family meets the new Euro 3 regulation, which will be legally required for new vehicles in one year’s time. Scania also presents an environmental product declaration.
Scania’s environmental management system, which is certified according to ISO 14001, besides manufacturing also includes the development of products and services.
"Environmental leadership is part of Scania’s business strategy. We not only take upon ourselves the responsibility to reduce pollution, we also enable all Scania customers to take an active environmental responsibility and assess the environmental impact of their vehicles," says Lars Orehall, Senior Vice President and head of Powertrain at Scania.
Scania’s environmental product declaration and emission factors for all engine ranges allow the customer to analyse the environmental impact of the vehicle and a certain transport task from manufacturing up to final dismantling and recycling.
"Following our initiative well ahead of legal requirements, a large number of people have already tested Scania’s Euro 3 engines. During the year, press and customers have found that Scania’s new engines combine healthy performance with good fuel economy.
At the same time Scania presented a series of other environmental innovations: A new gas engine completes Scania’s range of engines for alternative fuels. Scania now offers its customers the possibility of fitting a particulate trap (CRT) on some 9-litre engines that further reduces emissions without significantly affecting the vehicle’s performance or operating economy.
Maintenance intervals for most long-haulage trucks have been been extended up to 120,000 km. This cuts oil and lubricant consumption by up to 45%, reducing maintenance costs as well as environmental impact.
The next few years will entail a huge expansion within Intelligent Transport Services (ITS). Scania can now provide a communication interface that facilitates the transfer of various types of data from the truck. ITS systems are used for navigation or to maintain contact between the vehicle and the office and for guiding transports and vehicles. Better logistics and fewer empty runs will help reduce the environmental impact of transportation.
Scania’s modular system also offers the possibility to specify trucks for different purposes that have been optimised with regard to environmental properties.
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For more information, please contact:
Marcela Petkov, Environmental Affairs, tel. +46 8 55381924
Per-Erik Nordström, Product Affairs, tel. +46 8 55385577