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Scania’s EGR engines receive environmental award

Scania has received the Premio Europa environmental award from the Spanish haulage association (CETM) and trade publication Transporte Profesional. The award was given because Scania was able to supply truck engines already back in 2004 that met the European emissions requirements legislated for introduction in October 2006 (Euro 4).

In its motivation, the jury states that thanks to exceptional engine technology, Scania has contributed to a cleaner environment by being the first manufacturer to offer its customers trucks that could meet the forthcoming Euro 4 emissions norms well in advance of the legislation. The jury states also that this was a commercial success since Scania had already sold about 3,000 vehicles in Euro 4 configuration before the legislation actually came into force. 

Euro 4 applies to all newly-developed engines as of 1 October 2005 and will apply to all new truck sales in October 2006. 

It was in September 2004 that Scania initiated deliveries of trucks in Euro 4 configuration, with a 420 hp engine that utilises EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) technology, which means that the emissions are cleaned by the engine combustion, without requiring either aftertreatment or other substances.


Scania’s EGR technology features a range of unique patented solutions that ensure both environmental compatibility and operating economy. The engines have been 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. The EGR solution is also highly appreciated because it is a tried and tested – and simple - technology.

In October 2005, Scania launched engines that give the customers a choice of Euro 3, Euro 4 and Euro 5 compatibility in a range comprising 21 engine variants. For Euro 4, Scania uses simple and robust EGR technology on all its inline engines, that is to say its five- and six cylinder units. For its powerful V8 engines, Scania uses SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology to ensure cooling capacity and highest performance in all situations.

Already from next year, Scania will offer a version of the 12-litre and 16-litre engines in Euro 5 configuration. These engines have been developed primarily to meet the demand from customers who drive through Germany and who can reap the benefit of lower motorway toll fees, offered as an incentive until 2009. In 2006, a 9-litre Euro 5 engine will also be unveiled, intended mainly for city buses.

For further information, please contact Hans-Åke Danielsson, 

telephone no. +46 8 553 856 62