Scania further widens its alternative fuel range: Unique V8 engine for Euro 6 and 100 % biodiesel

  Scania further widens its alternative fuel range: Unique V8 engine for Euro
  6 and 100 % biodiesel

Business Wire

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden -- April 2, 2014

Scania (STO:SCVA)(STO:SCVB) is now adding yet another environmentally oriented
alternative to its industry-leading palette with Euro 6 certified truck
engines. The Scania 16-litre, 580 hp V8 engine can now be ordered in a
configuration with up to 100 percent biodiesel operation (EN 14214) in the
R-series. Scania thus has five different engines for biodiesel operation in
its range, with a power span of 320-580 hp.

In its basic configuration the new addition offers 2,950 Nm right from 1,000
r/min. The robust construction of Scania’s V8 engine has given it a special
position based on how it couples unbeatable performance with durability and
resale value.

“No other manufacturer has managed to develop five biodiesel engines
configured for Euro 6,” says Joel Granath, vice president for product
management at Scania Trucks. “We are unique in having a biodiesel engine to
fit any customer, regardless of the application they plan to run with their
vehicle. The fact that we can now offer a V8 to customers with demanding
assignments and access to biodiesel is gratifying, and proof of how Scania’s
modular design philosophy provides customers with added value, even for
environmental considerations.”

SCR as well as EGR are used for the aftertreatment of exhaust gases. According
to Scania’s own calculations the engine doesn’t lose more than 8 percent of
its power when it runs on 100 percent biodiesel fuel. At the same time, one
has to reckon with a minor increase in consumption, including the AdBlue used
by the SCR system.

“The power loss is manageable if one takes into account that few truck engines
are as powerful, even when running on diesel,” claims Granath. “And what one
loses in strength is won back on the sustainability side. Exactly how much
depend on how the fuel has been produced. But there is biodiesel fuel on the
market that reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80 percent. And if there are
additional cost benefits, such as lower taxes, then biodiesel is a very
attractive alternative for many customers.”

Biodiesel is a refreshingly uncomplicated ecological fuel to use. The driver
only has to fill up and then drive like any other truck. The fuel is,
moreover, completely bendable in all proportions with ordinary diesel if
biodiesel availability should be limited. In addition, every one of Scania’s
diesel engines configured for Euro 6 can be run with 10 percent biodiesel
added, without having to make any particular adjustments.

Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for
heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines.
Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s
operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions
and maximum uptime Scania also offers financial services. Employing some
41,000 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and
development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes
place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of
both components and complete vehicles. In 2013, net sales totalled SEK 86.8
billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.2 billion. Scania press releases are
available on www.scania.com(http://www.scania.com/se)

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Contact:

Product Information Powertrain.
Johan Björkegren
Tel. +46 70 161 53 11,
email johan.bjorkegren@scania.com
or
Örjan Åslund, Product Affairs.
Tel. +46 70 289 83 78,
email orjan.aslund@scania.com
 
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