Sustainable transport solutions
Sustainable transport is all about moving people and goods while contributing to economic and social development without jeopardising human health and safety or endangering the environment.
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.
The three pillars for Sustainable transport
By driving the adoption of sustainable solutions that are available here and now, Scania is future-proofing our customers’ operations while enhancing their profitability.
The seamless integration between vehicle technology and optimised transport flows is the basis of our solutions. In doing so, we are able to deliver enhanced profitability while driving the shift towards a more viable transport system. While the pillars are designed to solve our customers’ sustainability challenges in the short term, they also help future-proof their operations. Connectivity will be one of the key enablers of autonomous transport for example, our focus on energy efficient powertrains is equally valid for fully electric powertrains. In this way the solutions we provide today are laying the foundations for the autonomous, connected and electrified transport systems of tomorrow.
Offering the most efficient technology for our products combined with services is core to what we do. We focus on three areas of energy efficiency to “optimise the vehicle and driving”: powertrain performance, vehicle optimisation and fuel consumption.
Thanks to improved powertrains and aerodynamics, our truck generation is our most energy-efficient range to date, reducing our long-distance customers’ fuel consumption by an average of six percent compared to the previous generation.
In addition to powertrain and vehicle technology, we further improve our customers’ energy efficiency though a range of services designed to push the limits of fuel reduction.
Alternative fuels and electrification
Alternative fuels and electrification can act together or separately, and they both have crucial roles to play.
To “optimise the energy”, Scania provides the largest portfolio of engines on the market that can run on alternatives to fossil fuels, ranging from ethanol trucks and buses to vehicles using liquefied or compressed biogas. In the transport sector, biofuels can make an instant contribution to decarbonisation. Increasing the use of renewable fuels is the fastest route to achieving the highest carbon emissions reductions short term.
Our electrification portfolio includes hybrid buses and trucks, as well as battery-powered electric buses. We are also exploring other solutions such as continuous charging along electric roads, fuel cell trucks and battery-powered electric trucks.
Smart and safe transport
Connectivity and data sharing is a key enabler of sustainable transport. The real time data we gather from over 430,000 connected vehicles equals more than 2.9 billion kilometres per month.
Based on this real time user data Scania has developed services that lower fuel consumption and maximise vehicle uptime, with contracts customised for each truck. The result is fewer, shorter stops, less waste from unnecessary oil changes and up to two days’ less standstill time per vehicle a year.
Smart and safe transport is also about “optimising the transport system”. Connectivity heralds the efficient and safe transport of both goods and people, through coordination and control of transport movements.