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Continued success for Scania’s Euro 4 engines

Scania continues to record good sales of trucks with engines that already comply with Euro 4, the EU emission control standard which will apply to all newly-developed engines as of 1 October 2005 and to all new truck sales a year later. For example, three leading Dutch haulage firms have ordered almost 400 trucks with Euro 4 engines. To date, Scania has sold over 2,000 trucks complying with the Euro 4 limits.

To hauliers, lower road taxes and reduced motorway charges in countries such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland are what make it profitable to invest now in trucks that already comply with forthcoming emission control standards.

Scania was the first manufacturer of heavy trucks to offer engines complying with Euro 4. The first deliveries of these trucks took place back in September 2004. 

Scania’s Euro 4 engine has an output of 420 hp and is based on EGR technology (Exhaust Gas Recirculation), which means that the emissions are cleaned by the engine combustion, without requiring either aftertreatment or other substances.

Scania’s EGR technology has been very well received by customers, who appreciate the fact that the vehicles can be filled up in the usual way and can be run on standard fuel, without any additives.

“As a proven and simple technology, EGR is the best solution,” says Wim Vos, MD of the haulage firm Vos Logistics, which recently bought 70 Euro 4 trucks.”

For further information, please contact:

Hans-Åke Danielsson, Corporate Relations,

tel. +48-8-553 856 62

Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. A growing proportion of the company’s operations is comprised of products and services in the financial and service sectors, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Employing 30,000 people, Scania operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production plants are located in Europe and South America, with facilities for the global exchange of both components and finished vehicles. In 2004, invoiced sales totalled SEK56.7 billion and net income amounted to SEK4.1 billion.

[N5030EN] Hans-Åke Danielsson