Scania Euro 6 Fuel Duel

Scania’s Transport Laboratory and German transport company TSL will challenge each other to see who can save the most fuel on a real life run.

“We are running this challenge because we want to show the industry that it is possible to achieve 25 litres/100km in normal driving. All it takes is skilled drivers driving their vehicles with care,” says Anders Gustavsson, Managing Director of the Scania Transport Laboratory.

“The majority of hauliers are often quite happy to achieve around 31–32 litres/100 km. There’s absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t be able to do better.”

According to founder of TSL, Klaus Ellinger, his company entered the challenge because they know they have good drivers who know how to handle a truck. “We see the resulting low consumption in our everyday business, as well as lower maintenance costs and improved service performance,” he said.

“Moreover, our drivers are dependable; they treat the trucks with respect and make optimum use of them.”

The challenge between Hanna Fange from the Scania Transport Laboratory and Peter Röder from TSL begins at 4am, Thursday 26 May, at Scania’s production centre in Södertälje, Sweden.

Two Scania R 480 prime movers powered by new Euro 6 compliant engines pulling a GCM of 40 tonnes will leave from Södertälje to Scania’s production centre in Zwolle, the Netherlands.

The trucks travel south through Sweden and Denmark to Vordingborg, approximately 100km south of Copenhagen, Denmark. There the drivers will take their statutory rest period of eleven hours.

But the trucks will keep going on its way to Zwolle, with different drivers taking over.

At 2am on Friday 27 May the challenge will resume with Hanna Fange and Peter Röder at the wheel, as two new trucks from Zwolle, with the exact specifications as their previous vehicles, leave Vordingborg to reach Södertälje around 1pm.

The journey can be followed on the web by visiting www.scania.com/fuelduel.

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