Scania is promising that its latest biogas engines will offer up to 5% fuel savings over their predecessors.
First shown at last year’s IAA show in Hanover, the new 13-litre biogas engines are available with 420hp or 460hp power outputs and use components from the latest generation Super diesel powertrain to help improve fuel saving potential.
When the new engines are paired with Scania’s G25 gearboxes and axles, testing has proved that operators could see up to a 5% fuel saving on long haul operations.
The engines are a refinement of the previous generation 13-litre gas units, with the power outputs increased and preparation to meet future legal demands.
Ola Henriksson, senior product manager for Renewable Fuels at Scania Trucks, said:
Biomethane fuels are the solution for those customers who want to start a decarbonisation journey without any delay. Our biogas engines cover a wide span of industries and applications.
Scania sees biogas vehicles playing a crucial role in helping the industry decarbonise and switch away from diesel, with the ability to reduce CO2-emissions by up to 90% from well to wheel. The gas infrastructure across Europe and in the UK is rapidly expanding and becoming more mature, thanks to increasing demand.
With the CO2 reductions, the driveability and the ranges we offer now, I’m convinced that more customers will recognise what a great solution this is. There are so many obvious pros and virtually no cons at all. And the driver can also enjoy a significantly lower noise level.