Press test and drive Cab exterior of a Scania R 540

Scania has claimed Germany’s “Green Truck” award fourth consecutive for the fourth consecutive time with the announcement that the Swedish truck maker was again judged the fuel efficiency champion in the award which is run by two German Truck magazines.

The “Green Truck 2020” environmental ranking sees each of the trucks contesting it, haul the same 32-tonne test trailer over the same 342-kilometre professional test circuit, with the best lowest consumption at the highest possible average speed.

It is understood that Scania won the contest against stiff opposition from Mercedes Benz, Volvo and MAN.

Conditions for the 2020 ranking meant that the test vehicle must have at least 500 hp and be equipped with a high-roof long-distance cab. The tests are carried out on the standardized test circuit taking in Bavarian motorways and country roads.

With the lowest diesel consumption of 25.14 l / 100 km, the Scania R 540 Highline  was again crowned as the winner of the Green Truck Award.

The results also reflect the lowest greenhouse gas emissions (with the Scania emitting 798 grams per kilometre. The Scania recorded an average speed of 80.42 km / h, which was also the highest average pace on the test lap.

VerkehrsRundschau, together with its sister magazine Trucker, run the tests to determine the most environmentally friendly commercial vehicles each year with Green Truck, Green Van and Green Light Truck awards and this year’s announcement would have coincided with the Hanover Truck Show, which of course has been cancelled due to Covid.