18 Oct '15, 7am

Scania Introduces Hybrid Truck for Urban Distribution: Scania has now begun a comprehensive launch of a full r...

The highlight of the programme is a Scania-developed hybrid truck for urban distribution combining electric and biodiesel operation; other engines run on gas and biogas, biodiesel, bioethanol and HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil). The hybrid technology, developed by Scania itself, allows an 18-tonne distribution truck to operate solely on electric power for up to two kilometers. Electric operation is primarily intended for situations where other solutions don’t measure up, for example, city distribution at night in noise sensitive areas or driving through warehouses and car parks where one doesn’t want any exhaust fumes at all. Electric power is combined with Scania’s 9-litre Euro 6 engine with 320 hp, which can be operated on 100 percent biodiesel, such as FAME or HVO. With this latter fuel, CO2 can be reduced by as much as 92 percent. Scania, a VW Group company, was the f...

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