Scania’s Green Truck award dominance has continued as the Swedish manufacturer has picked up yet another title.
The company has now won the award – given by two German magazines – five years in a row.
Therefore, it believes it can build on this success with further commitment to helping operators increase fleet efficiency.
Stefan Dorski, head of Scania Trucks, described the victory as ‘total success’.
“Winning this test five years in a row is a feat that should not be possible, yet we’ve still done it,” he said.
“I see it as the ultimate proof of how Scania’s powertrain technology supports our customers.”
Scania’s Green Truck triumph followed a 360km-long course near Munich, Germany.
Drivers covered public roads with a mix between highways and rural roads, with any adverse conditions compensated for with a reference truck.
Vehicles were specified as a gross train weight of 32 tonnes and maximum of 430bhp.
Therefore, Scania entered an R410 tractor that achieved fuel consumption of 23.53 litres per 100km (10mpg).
Furthermore, Scania also achieved the highest average speed around the undulating course, of 80km/h (50mph).
“Being able to offer the most efficient trucks is part of Scania’s DNA and something we always strive for,” said Dorski.
“It is also extremely important for fighting climate change and reaching our ambitious science-based targets.”
Meanwhile, Scania has made a further investment in battery technology for electric trucks.
Specifically, the money is part of an equity raise by Northvolt – already a Scania partner on battery tech.
”Scania has been a key partner for Northvolt from the beginning,” said Peter Carlsson, co-founder and CEO, Northvolt.
“We look forward to providing them with the world’s greenest battery cells.”
Scania’s Anders Williamsson responded: We continue to see our ambitions fully aligned with those of Northvolt.”