About six months ago, Scania introduced Scania Streamline, a new truck generation based on the G- and R-series and mainly intended for fuel-efficient long-haulage operations.
With second generation Euro 6 engines, aerodynamic shapes and the GPS-based Scania Active Prediction system, Scania Streamline, regardless of choice of engine or type of operation, is always in the absolute lead when it comes to low fuel consumption.But apart from lowered operational costs, what does it mean from a climate perspective that a new Scania Streamline reduces fuel consumption by up to eight percent compared to earlier trucks?
Let’s stipulate that a modern, fuel-efficient 40-tonne Eurotrailer combination (tractor and trailer) that’s not a Scania Streamline consumes 28 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres under given conditions. Normally, the calculation is that using one litre of diesel results in 3.0 kilograms of CO2. This vehicle would then produce 28 x 3.0 kilograms of CO2 per 100 kilometres, a total of 84.0 kilos.
Tons of reduced CO2
But if a Scania Streamline was used instead for the same transportation task, and by doing so reduced the fuelconsumption by eight percent, only 25.76 x 3.0 = 77.28 kilograms of CO2 would be produced. The difference would be that 6.72 kilos CO2 less would reach the atmosphere for every 100 kilometres (or 0.67 kilo per 10 kilometres).
Did you get it? 0.67 kilo less CO2 for every 10 kilometres. Since 120,000 kilometres is a common annual mileage for long-haulage trucks, the saving would be: 120,000 kilometres x 0.067 kilo = 8.04 tonnes less CO2, thanks to a single Scania Streamline (and compared with an already fuel-efficient truck). Noteworthy, don’t you think?