The Scania R450 has won the Green Truck 2019 award having been named the most fuel-efﬁcient and environmentallyfriendly commercial vehicle in its class. This victory gives Scania a hat trick for its third consecutive win in the competition.
Green Truck 2019 is a German comparison fuel test sponsored by trade publications VerkehrsRundschau and Trucker which focuses on the lowest fuel consumption. 13 vehicles were competing for the title and the best economic value.
The Scania R450 won with the lowest average fuel consumption of 23.25 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres (12.15mpg), the lowest greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) of 738 grams per kilometre, and the highest average speed of 80.42 km/h on the same 353-kilometre long test track.
Alexander Vlaskamp, Head of Scania Trucks said: “It’s an honour for Scania to receive this award especially as it is our third consecutive victory. The Green Truck 2019 award reinforces what our customers around the world have already experienced: that the Scania R450 is an exceptionally fuel-efﬁcient truck.”
Scania’s market share in Europe has also seen success, with a record high 19.1% reached during ﬁrst quarter of 2019.
The Scania G410, took the third place in the environmental ranking competition, with an average consumption of 24.02 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres (11.76mpg) and greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) of 762 grams per kilometre.
The participating trucks in the competition were required to take a test trailer onto the ﬁfth wheel, for a combined total weight of just under 32 tonnes, depending on the equipment of the truck.
In addition, the engine output was stipulated to be no more than 500hp. Participants took heed, with just under 450hp proving to be the most economical to transport.