By adminCategories: 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.