Scania R450 4x2 Highline with semi trailer
Scania R450 4×2 Highline

Scania’s R450 has won the award to prove it has the lowest fuel consumption in its class– according to a German comparison test sponsored by trade publications VerkehrsRundschau and Trucker.

This is the third time Scania has taken the accolade, “Green Truck”No fewer than thirteen 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, 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.

“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,” says Alexander Vlaskamp, Head of Scania Trucks.

Scania’s sales across Europe are seeing an upturn, with a record high 19.1 percent market share reached during first quarter of 2019.

Another Scania vehicle, the Scania G 410, took the third place in the environmental ranking competition, with an average consumption of 24.02 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres and greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) of 762 grams per kilometre.

The participating tractor units 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 500 horsepower (hp). Participants took heed, with just under 450 hp proving to be the most economical to transport.
Scania can claim to some degree that it makes the greenest truck in Europe.