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Scania’s approach to sustainable transport is based on three pillars: energy efficiency, renewable fuels and electrification, and smart and safe transport. By using these pillars either individually or together, and combining them with our in-depth understanding of transport flows, we can provide sustainable transport solutions customised for any application.


Energy efficiency


Energy efficiency is a vital factor in reducing fuel and energy consumption, cutting carbon emissions and pollution while increasing transport providers’ sustainability and profitability. 

At Scania, optimising the efficiency of our vehicles while they are in use is core to our approach to sustainable transport. To optimise energy efficiency we focus on continuously improving our powertrain technology, as well as enhancing our vehicles’ specifications, including tyre performance. We support this with a range of services designed to further 
reduce fuel consumption. These include individual driver training on fuel-efficient driving techniques, based on real-time operational data from our connected vehicles.

Renewable fuels and electrification


Renewable fuels and electrification can act together or separately, and they both have crucial roles to play

Scania offers the largest portfolio of engines on the market that can run on renewable fuels, ranging from HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) and FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester) to biogas. Our gas engines can be fuelled with both natural gas and biogas. Natural gas is a fossil fuel, but an important transition tool for sustainable transport, since it opens for increased use of renewable biogas. Locally sourced biofuels in particular can significantly reduce carbon emissions across the entire fuel value chain from production to the tailpipe, as well as contribute to a circular, sustainable economy. 

Electrification is key to delivering sustainable transport. Today, our electric vehicle portfolio includes fully electric battery-powered trucks and buses, as well as hybrids. At the same time, we are exploring models for sourcing renewable energy for our battery-powered vehicles in partnership with energy providers, for example, on-the-move charging on electric roads. We are also testing other electrification solutions such as hydrogen-powered fuel cell technology.

Smart and safe transport


A truly sustainable transport system depends on smarter and safer mobility

To ensure that our increasingly urbanised world is resilient and that transport is accessible and inclusive, the movement of goods and people must be as intelligently coordinated and efficient as possible. Connectivity is a key enabler of transport efficiency. The real-time data we gather from our connected Scania vehicles makes it possible for us to develop highly customised services that lower fuel consumption and maximise vehicle uptime. As our business evolves to become more service and software focused, this data is increasingly important to our product offering. 

Connectivity also provides the platform for developing autonomous vehicles, which will be an important part of Scania’s smart transport solutions later this decade.

2020-09-23     Scania’s fourth consecutive Green Truck test victory

Victorious four years in a row. That is Scania’s score in the highly prestigious German “Green Truck”, a comparative test in which the lowest fuel consumption is the single focus. For the 2020 award, a GTW of 40 tonnes and +500 hp was stipulated for the 360 km test track north of Munich. All three premium brands participated but once again Scania, this time with an R 540, proved that the lowest fuel consumption can be combined with the highest average speed, thus offering European hauliers an unsurpassed combination.


2020-07-09     Coop to operate battery-electric Scania truck in Denmark

Denmark's largest retail company Coop will deploy a battery-electric Scania truck in its city distribution operations. This is the latest example of Scania’s co-development of sustainable transport solutions with progressive customers.


2020-05-18    Scania to deliver 75 battery-electric trucks to ASKO in Norway

Scania and the leading Norwegian food wholesaler ASKO have a long-standing collaboration in delivering high-performance trucks. Based on that close relationship, the two companies are jointly exploring new electrification technologies. Scania will now deliver up to 75 battery-electric trucks to ASKO over the following three years.


2020-03-04     Hybrid electric commuter boat launched in Stockholm

In joint trials, Blidösundsbolaget, a subsidiary of Transdev has teamed up with Scania to refit M/S Rex, for hybrid operations. The boat, built in 1937, is now ferrying commuters on behalf of Stockholm Transport.


2020-01-20     Norwegian wholesaler ASKO puts hydrogen powered fuel cell electric Scania trucks on the road

ASKO and Scania celebrate the start of operations of four hydrogen gas trucks with electric driveline and of ASKO’s hydrogen gas station in Trondheim, Norway.