Dutch operators go for Euro 6 trucks

Dutch operators go for Euro 6 trucks

Far ahead of the date of the legal introduction of Euro 6 on 31 December 2013, Scania started delivering Euro 6 trucks to customers already two years ago, pioneering the shift to even cleaner and more efficient road transport. This also goes to show the trust transport operators have in Scania’s technological achievements and the importance that many Dutch companies attach to a green image.

In early 2011, Scania was the first manufacturer to provide Euro 6 trucks to customers. The early introduction was facilitated by the fact that Scania cabs already had the cooling capacity needed and no adaptations were needed on the cab structure.

Second generation Euro 6 engines

André van den Akker (L) of Akkertans receives the keys for the 500th Scania Euro 6 truck from Scania Account Manager Boy Reedijk.

André van den Akker (L) of Akkertans receives the keys for the 500th Scania Euro 6 truck from Scania Account Manager Boy Reedijk.

The reduction of emissions to Euro 6 levels requires a careful balance between the combustion and aftertreatment processes. Scania’s vast experience of both EGR and SCR was used to provide an optimally balanced technical solution for each power level and for all applications.

Meanwhile, with the recent introduction of the new Scania Streamline, the second generation Euro 6 engines followed, with further refined technical solutions. Scania’s Euro 6 engine range now comprises outputs from the 250 hp 9-litre to the 580 hp 16-litre V8. An even more powerful V8 will follow later.

Repeat orders for Euro 6 trucks

Scania’s 440 and 480 hp Euro 6 engines have proved themselves in the past two years both in press test and in the hands of customers, providing excellent fuel and performance figures, supporting Scania’s claims that its Euro 6 engines are as efficient as their Euro  5 predecessors. This is also proven by the fact that early buyers in the Netherlands are regularly placing repeat orders.