The Scania truck, propelled by the new 410 hp natural gas engine, has been chosen as the 2019 Ecological Industrial Vehicle in Spain by a jury of almost fifty businessmen and alternative energy specialists. The 410 hp engine, launched just over a year ago, is Scania’s most powerful natural gas engine.
The prize is part of the National Transport Awards organized by the journals Transporte 3 and Viajeros (Grupo Editec) since 1988 and annually awarded by a group of businessmen and professionals from the freight and passenger transport sectors of all the autonomous communities.
The award for Ecological Industrial Vehicle has been granted by a jury composed of 32 members who evaluated 14 applications. The delivery ceremony was held at an event attended by more than 500 personalities from the transport sector, both merchandise and passengers.
The Director of the Department of Transportation of the Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDAE), Isabel del Olmo Flórez presented the award to Sebastián Figueroa, General Director of Scania Ibérica, who expressed his appreciation for the award: “We are very proud to receive this award and especially satisfied that it has been in the category of Ecological Industrial Vehicle. Sustainability is one of our priorities and this gas vehicle with our recently released 410 HP engine is giving very good results. It offers a similar performance to diesel but with a great profitability and a reduction of CO2 emissions among other advantages. No doubt our gas option is a real, profitable and sustainable alternative that is available today with all the guarantees. I am happy to see that the jury has valued all these questions and I want to thank Editec and the jury for this award.”
It is the most powerful gas engine of the brand with a maximum torque of 2,000 Nm. It is purpose-designed to you to carry out long distance transport efficiently and profitably, thanks also to an autonomy that can reach up to 1,100 km with LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas). This engine allows a reduction of CO2 emissions of up to 15% with natural gas and up to 90% in the case of biogas.
It is suitable for sensitive urban environments, since it has ECO label and can access urban areas even in episodes of restrictions due to high pollution, also with reduced sound emissions.