Scania boosts gas offering

By Categories: NewsPublished On: Wednesday 3 January 2024

Scania now offers its gas-fuelled 13-litre engines at 420 and 460 hp ratings, with torque outputs of 2,100 and 2,300 Nm respectively.

Critically, the additional torque allows the OC13 engines to be mated to the wide-ratio G25 gearbox and drive-axle from the acclaimed Scania Su­per diesel powertrain. This can generate fuel-savings of five per cent compared to prede­cessor designs as the engine can be kept running closer to its ‘sweet spot’ for longer, and in LNG-form a range of up to 1,400 km is possible for a 2+2 combination running at 40 tonnes gross, Scania claims.

The engines can be con­figured to run on either CNG or LNG, and if biomethane is used, CO2 reductions of up to 90 per cent over diesel are possible with on-the-road refu­elling an increasing possibility given the growing number of suitable gas filling stations across Europe.

Ola Henriksson, senior prod­uct manager for renewable fu­els at Scania Trucks said: “Bi­omethane fuels are definitely the solution for those custom­ers who want to start a decar­bonisation journey without any delay.”

Meanwhile, Scania has also introduced a strategy to sig­nificantly reduce supply-chain emissions of CO2. The company aims for 100 per cent ‘green’ purchases of steel, batteries, aluminium and cast iron for its European operations.

These four hotspots con­stitute around 80 per cent of carbon emissions arising from Scania’s production materials. Scania’s definition of “green” requires eliminating the main sources of emissions by utilis­ing new technologies, green electricity and/or recycled ma­terial. In batteries, for example, access to green energy in pro­duction is decisive.