based truck and bus manufacturer Scania has set a record in a field test for
lowest fuel consumption with lowest measure for any emission standard with
23.29 litres/100 km (almost 4.3 km to a litre of fuel).
comes as a pleasant surprise and a proof of the proven Scania technology on the
backdrop of several predictions from different prophets of doom that there
would be increased fuel consumption with Euro 6 technology.
new inline-six, 13-litre and 410hp engine set new fuel records on two
well-established test routes in the hands of German and French trade
before has a 40-tonne Euro-combination (tractor and trailer) covered the
demanding test route north of Munich – which is used by “Verkehrsrundschau”,
among others – with truly low fuel consumption. The difference from the
previous record holder was about a decilitre of diesel per 10 kilometres, a
company statement noted.
does that mean in money, some people may wonder? For a typical European
long-haulage truck, which usually covers some 120 000 km a year, this means
that it saves 1.2 cubic metres of diesel every year. Calculated on the price of
diesel in the first quarter at the pump in Sweden, which oscillates at around
14 crowns per litre, a driver can save SEK 16,800 (about Rs.1,55,740) a year.
Scania has a wholly owned subsidiary in India.
2013, Scania Commercial Vehicles India (SCVI) announced plans to manufacture
about 2,500 heavy haulage trucks besides 1,000 inter-city buses and coaches
annually at its facility in Narasapura in Karnataka. The manufacturing facility
with initial investment of Rs 250 crore was inaugurated by Karnataka’s Chief
Minister, S. Siddaramaiah in the presence of Union Minister for Road and
Transportation, Oscar Fernandes and Martin Lundstedt, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Scania Global. Currently the localisation is 18pc for
trucks and 100pc for bus bodies. The Indian arm of the Swedish CV maker will
also employ over 800 people at this facility within five years.
Scania / Inputs Motown India
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