A Scania R 500 has won this year’s Green Truck Award by a healthy margin. The German fuel test focuses on lowest fuel consumption, and Scania’s new truck generation, with its updated 13-litre engine, ensured that Scania took the prize – again. European hauliers appreciate the lowest fuel consumption, highest average speeds and lowered C02 effects that help to keep costs and environmental impacts low.
With an average fuel consumption of 24.92 litre/100km and an average speed of 79.91km/h on the same 350km long test track, the difference between Scania and the next best competitor was a healthy 0.4 litre per every 100km. Translated into a typical annual mileage for a long-distance truck of 150,000 kilometres, the difference adds up to 600 litres annually (or approximately 3 m3of diesel fuel over a period of five years).
Over the past three to four years, Scania has set numerous new fuel records in many European countries in comparison tests carried out by independent trade journalists.
“The Green Truck Award is a unique comparison test since it has this total focus on what matters most to our customers from a cost and sustainability perspective,” says Wolfgang Buschan, product director, long haulage, Scania Trucks. “The fact that we won the award again this year is extremely flattering.”
The Green Truck Award is arranged by two leading German trade magazines, VerkehrsRundschau and Trucker. The participating trucks have a GTW of 40 tonnes and are driven under monitored conditions on public roads between Munich and Nürnberg. The fuel consumption and the average speed are strictly controlled and potential differences in weather and traffic conditions are eliminated.
Low fuel consumption not only saves cost, it also corresponds with energy efficiency, reduced CO2 emissions and increased sustainability.