Scania's biogas portfolio for heavy-duty trucks is being expanded and improved with the launch of two new biogas engines. This move complements Scania's significant gas strategy, which was announced earlier this year by introducing various new gas tank solutions. The new 13-liter biogas engines produce 420 and 460 horsepower, respectively, meeting most European demand for high-performance engines, especially for long-haul trucks. Scania will also be exhibiting its industry-leading new super powertrain and super trucks at the IAA TRANSPORTATION, which will be displayed both within and outside the exhibition hall.
The need for locally produced biomethane for trucks is increasing significantly. One reason for this is the goal of making road transportation as emission-free as feasible and eliminating the use of fossil fuels. When considered from well to wheel, biomethane has the potential to reduce CO 2 emissions by up to 90%. The combination of powerful engines and tank solutions with extended ranges (biogas and liquid natural gas tanks) allows haulers to choose biomethane-based truck solutions.
"With liquefied biomethane in the tank, long-distance tractor units with a gross combined weight of 40 tonnes can now reach a range of up to 1,400 km," explains Stefan Dorski, Senior Vice President and Head of Scania Trucks. "With the rapid expansion of the filling station network, vehicles with gas engines have become a legitimate choice for clients who want to give up fossil fuels and lower their carbon footprint."