Scania claims fourth consecutive Green Truck gong

R540 scores lowest fuel consumption and highest average speed

Scania claims fourth consecutive Green Truck gong
Scania's victorious R450


Scania hails its victory in the German ‘Green Truck’ award, a comparative test in which the lowest fuel consumption is the single focus, for a fourth year in a row.

For the 2020 award, a GTW (gross train weight) of 40 tonnes and more than 500hp was stipulated for the 360km test track north of Munich.

Scania, this time with an R 540, recorded an average fuel consumption of 25.14 litres/100 km and an average speed of 80.42 km/h.

The 2020 victory was Scania’s fifth win since the annual award was established in 2013, organised by two leading German trade magazines, Trucker and VerkehrsRundschau.

Testing is rigorously monitored and takes place on public roads north of Munich during a week in September.

Conditions such as traffic and weather are compensated for by the use of a reference truck and all trucks have the same brand of tyres (with the same wear and pressure).    

Look back on last year's Scania victory, here

"Winning this award in four consecutive years, and with different GTW and engine power parameters, proves what so many European customers have already found, namely that Scania is the fuel champion in long-distance haulage," senior vice president and head of Scania Trucks Stefan Dorski says.

"These flattering results make a difference not only for our customers profitability but also represent a vital contribution in reaching Scania’s science-based CO2 targets under the Paris agreement.    

"The internal combustion engine and diesel fuel will be main pillars of road transport systems for the rest of this decade, that is why continuous improvement of fuel efficiency is so important.

"Although renewable fuels and electrification is the future, this result is still a great achievement by Scania."

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