Scania Bags Award in Germany for Hybrid Design Distribution Truck
Published On Apr 28, 2016
A recently launched distribution truck with a hybrid design from Scania has bagged a notable award in Germany. The leading trade magazine Verkehrsrundschau has given the model the prestigious “Green Truck Future Innovation 2016” award.
The hybrid design allows the vehicle to run on pure electric power for nearly two kilometres. This is expected to bring great benefits to city driving at night, as the engine gives out an exceptionally low sound level. The electric motor is combined with a 9-litre Euro 6 engine designed by the company. It operates completely on biodiesel modes, thereby helping to curtail emissions by a paramount scale. The engine generates a power of 174 hp, coupled with a torque of 1,050 Nm. The working of the power-plant is fulfilled through a special version of Scania’s automatic transmission. The model also comes with a battery capacity of 1.2 kWh.
One of Europe's largest players in the commercial vehicles spectrum, Scania is into the manufacture of trucks and buses. Based in Sweden, the company has a strong global presence, with branches around the world and a business reach that includes more than 100 countries. The firm operates with a workforce of nearly 42000 people. Apart from its commercial vehicles business, the corporation is also active in the production of engines, marine equipment and other industrial applications. The firm is under the ownership of Volkswagen.