Scania has given the green light to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) being used to power its Euro 6 range, provided the fuel used meets technical specification TS15940. Vehicles using HVO – which chemically mimics fossil-fuel-based diesel – can under optimal condition achieve up to a 90-percent reduction in CO2 emissions. HVO does not affect a vehicle’s characteristics or its maintenance requirements.
Lars Stenqvist, Senior Vice President and head of Vehicle Definition at Scania, has been appointed Head of Research and Development at Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH, the Volkswagen Group’s holding company for the medium and heavy truck and bus brands. As previously announced, Scania’s President and CEO Per Hallberg is member of the holding company’s Board of Management.
The latest addition to Scania’s engine range for marine applications incorporates proven XPI fuel-injection technology, allowing for unrivalled fuel efficiency. The new V8 engine is also the most powerful engine in the range, boasting up to 1,150 hp.
Andreas Renschler has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of Scania AB. Other new names in the Board of Directors are Per Hallberg, Annika Falkengren and Markus S. Piëch. At the statutory meeting of the Board of Directors on 26 June, Per Hallberg was appointed President and CEO.
In February 2016, Scania will start testing electric trucks on the electric road which will become a reality as the Swedish Transport Administration has now approved support for the Gävle Electric Road project. The project will demonstrate and evaluate conductive technology, which involves electrical transmission through overhead lines above vehicles equipped with a pantograph power collector.