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Euro 6 – the challenge was to win


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Scania Press Release / April 15, 2014

For a number of years, the trucking industry has struggled to fulfill the exacting emission legislation that came into force at the end of last year. Scania is the truckmaker that has been able to present competitive solutions sooner and better than anyone else. Scania now offers its customers no less than 18 Euro-6 (EPA2010) engines for all types of applications – and is setting international records in low fuel consumption with their latest Euro-6 diesel engine.

“Euro 6 has been a challenge for the entire industry,” says Joel Granath, Head of Product Management for Scania trucks. “Many predicted increased fuel consumption with increased complexity. Now the jury is in – at the end of last year, for example, a Scania Streamline G 410 set two undisputed records for 40-tonne (88,185lb) trailer combina­tions when German and French trade press journalist’s tested it on well-established and de­manding test tracks.

According to the media, no equivalent rig, regardless of emission class, had previously passed the demanding route* north of Munich in just over 24 litres/100 km (9.8 miles per gallon).”

Former concerns about Euro-6 have proved unfounded. Despite this, it seems as if both Scania and other truckmakers had a strong influx of customers during the autumn of 2013, many customers wanting to lock in a Euro 5 truck order before the new year.

“Our customers are living with tough competition and I understand that some chose security over the unknown. But whoever chooses Scania also chooses proven tech­nology with Euro-6,” emphasizes Joel Granath. “Three years have passed since Scania delivered the first-generation Euro-6 engines. Today, there is indisputable evidence in the form of operating data from our customers that Scania made the right choices in development.”

Joel Granath declines to go into the extent of the resources Scania has invested in its Euro-6 programs but emphasizes instead the achievements in terms of, for example, the breadth of the engine range using alternative fuels:

“Scania has presently eleven diesel engines, two gas engines and five engines for 100 percent biodiesel in the Euro-6 engine range. We can offer solutions for all applications and needs. I am especially proud of the low consumption figures we reach with Scania Streamline. Our 13-litre, inline six with 410 horsepower and SCR only, was developed with European long-haulage operators in mind and has exceeded all expec­tations. It is a typical example of Scania’s main focus, to reduce our customers total operating costs.”

http://mb.cision.com/Main/209/9569874/233816.pdf

A 40-tonne (88,185lb) truck with Scania’s Euro-6, inline 13-litre six cylinder engine, producing 410 horsepower, can in theory drive nearly 3,700 kilometres (2,299 miles) on a single 900-litre (237.8 gallon) fuel tank as shown below.

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