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Scania collaborating in research on the biofuel-based engine technology of the future

Scania has been granted SEK 30 million − about EUR 3.3 million − by Sweden’s Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation Initiative (FFI) to develop a biofuel engine intended for heavy commercial vehicles. This research will show how the best characteristics of the diesel and the Otto principle can be combined in an engine that can operate on both alcohol- and gaseous methane-based fuels.
Scania will focus on developing an engine using sustainable biofuels that will combine the high energy efficiency of diesel (compression ignition) technology with the more efficient exhaust aftertreatment system of Otto (spark ignition) technology.
“Such an engine will be optimal in responding to the challenge of achieving low emissions of greenhouse gases, combined with …

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Scania testing spoiler that can cut truck fuel consumption by 2 percent

Scania has begun practical tests of a rear air deflector known as a boat-tail, which can reduce fuel consumption by up to 2 percent, which corresponds to an annual saving of 1,200 litres of fuel and 3 tonnes of CO2 emissions for a truck running 200,000 km a year.
The boat-tail is mounted on a normal three-axle semitrailer for European long-haulage. The length of the vehicle combination increases by 30 cm, which is equivalent to the extra length permitted for a taillift or other loading equipment according to the European Union’s Directive 97/27 EC.
“The tests are limited to Sweden and Denmark while we await final word on how road and traffic authorities in the Netherlands and …

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Scania signs development agreement with Porsche

Scania has selected Porsche Engineering Group GmbH as its partner in the development of the next generation of truck cabs.
“In Porsche Engineering we have found a partner that shares Scania’s values and views on development and production. We will develop a cab frame together that is optimised for Scania’s requirements on styling and functionality, as well as for rational production,” says Per Hallberg, Executive Vice President and head of Research and Development, Purchasing at Scania.
Porsche Engineering Group GmbH provides highly advanced engineering services in areas such as material analysis and structural testing, as well as design of production equipment and logistics. Customers include both automotive companies and other industries.
For further information, please contact: Hans-Åke Danielsson, …

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Scania and MAN seek industrial collaboration

Scania AB is together with MAN SE studying the potential for collaboration on component supply and pre-development.
The companies are conducting feasibility studies regarding four strategic areas that are not brand-related. The studies cover the potential for:
· Scania to adapt its manual gearbox for use in MAN trucks
· Scania to use MAN’s rear axle for heavy applications (36-40 tonnes) and its transfer cases in Scania trucks
· Commodities without affecting brand identity
· Scania and MAN to pursue joint research on hybrid components for heavy trucks and buses
Detailed evaluations to determine the potential for cost savings will be carried out in the course of further talks.
Leif Östling, President and CEO of Scania, comments:
“After a preliminary analysis, we have …

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Scania is back in Iraq

Scania has a presence in Iraq again, including both production and sales. Trucks ordered by government customers are being assembled locally there, while an independent distributor is supplying the private sector market with imported vehicles. This distributor is also responsible for the reconstruction of Scania’s sales and service network in the country.
“If the situation in Iraq continues to stabilise, within a few years the country can regain its position as Scania’s most important market in the Middle East,” says Martin Lundstedt, Executive Vice President and responsible for the company’s sales and marketing.
In the early 1980s, Iraq was one of Scania’s largest markets. At the peak, sales totalled 3,900 trucks in one year (1981).
Late in 2009, …

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