Scania starts with a practice test, after it received the nod from Swedish governments, to test combinations consisting of two semi trailers, which measure up to an overall length of 31,5 metres. The long combinations will only be active on the road between Scania’s headquarters in Södertälje and southern port town Helsingborg.
The test will be conducted by Scania’s Transportlaboratory, which tries out all sorts of new combinations which will lead to a more sustainable future. Scania says it expects savings in fuel consumption and CO2 output of up to thirty percent. The test will have to prove what possible other issues might show up. Scania expects that the use of longer combinations will not jeopardise road safety at all and that it will only lead to lower fuel consumption.
Scania has not given more info about the combination weights and it is not told how long the longer combinations will run on this particular track.