Scania expects to deliver around 1,500 trucks running on biodiesel this year. Scania manufactures three different Euro 6 engines for pure biodiesel operation based on its modular system – 9-litre inline five-cylinder; 13-litre inline six-cylinder; and 16-litre V8). Together they provide a power range from 320 to 580 horsepower. Scania says that biodiesel is perhaps the most popular alternative fuel among Europe hauliers today.
It is easy to use, can be mixed with regular diesel when necessary, and at the same time often yields a CO2 reduction of 65 per cent or more, depending on how the fuel is produced.
Scania says that biodiesel is perhaps the most popular alternative fuel among Europe hauliers today. ,,It is easy to use, can be mixed with regular diesel when necessary, and at the same time often yields a CO2reduction of 65 per cent or more, depending on how the fuel is produced.”
In fact, says Scania, most biodiesel trucks go to long-haulage customers, a group that don’t generally have much to choose from when it comes to alternative fuels. The point is that they do not have to give anything up; they can buy well-equipped trucks and get all the driveability they are accustomed to from Scania, while radically reducing their carbon footprint.” In 2014 Scania expects to deliver most biodiesel trucks to markets such as Austria, Sweden and Germany, but interest is steadily growing as more markets become aware of the possibilities. One of the single largest purchases so far is the 50 long-haulage trucks bought by Swiss Coop, with the avowed aim of being carbon-neutral by 2023.