Scania’s New Truck Generation has scored a major European fuel consumption win just a few weeks after the Australian launch of the new trucks.

A Scania R 500 has been announced as the winner of this year’s “Green Truck Award” by two leading German truck trade magazines.

The new Scania won the award judged by leading German magazines, “VerkehrsRundschau” and “Trucker” by a healthy margin. The German fuel test focuses on lowest fuel consumption with the participating trucks having a GVW of  40 tonnes. They are driven under monitored conditions on public roads between Munich and Nürnberg and the fuel consumption and the average speed are strictly controlled and potential differences in weather and traffic conditions are eliminated.

Scania’s new truck generation, with its updated 13-litre engine ensured that Scania took the prize

With an average fuel consumption of 24.92 litre/100 km and an average speed of 79.91 km/h on the same 350 km long test track, the difference between Scania and the next best competitor was 0.4 litre per every 100 km. Translated into a typical annual mileage for a long-distance truck of 150,000 kilometres, the difference adds up to 600 litres annually.

“The ‘Green truck Award’ is an important comparison test since it has a total focus on what matters most to our customers from a cost and sustainability perspective,” says Wolfgang Buschan, Product Director, Long Haulage, Scania Trucks. “The fact that we won the award again this year is extremely flattering.”

“Low fuel consumption not only saves cost, it also corresponds with energy efficiency, reduced CO2emissions and increased sustainability,” he added.