Scania invests €2 billion on new powertrain, platform improvements
By Julian Buckley15 November 2021
Scania has introduced a new powertrain platform engineered to offer improved sustainability. The new Euro 6 powertrain can deliver an 8% increase in fuel savings.
“What we introduce today is not only an engine platform but a major initiative for strengthening Scania’s industry-leading position within sustainable transport for the rest of this decade,” said Alexander Vlaskamp, executive VP and head of Sales and Marketing at Scania.
“Our strong focus on transport efficiency guides us in the shift towards a decarbonised world, a shift that will have a major contribution from our new powertrain,” he added.
In what is described as ‘the single biggest launch since the introduction of the new truck generation back in 2016’ Scania invested €2 billion ($2.29 billion, £1.71 billion) in developing the new powertrain, together with major updates to chassis, frame, axle and tank elements of the vehicles.
The engine platform delivers between 420 and 560 hp. All engines have HVO fuel capabilities and two versions can be ordered as FAME biodiesel versions. More iterations will follow for markets outside Europe and for biogas solutions.
The new powertrain also includes new gearboxes and axles, plus Scania ProCare premium service. Scania is also introducing an option for digital rearview mirrors for increased safety.
“Renewable fuels and electrified vehicles will increase their share dramatically in the next few years, but we all still depend on combustion engines for our daily lives. And that is why Scania’s new engine is so important, since it will contribute towards substantial decarbonisation for the rest of this decade,” said Vlaskamp.