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Scania drives home Green Truck Award 2017

Scania’s new generation R 450 Highline truck has been given the prestigious Green Truck 2017 award in Germany by the leading trade magazines VerkehrsRundschau and Trucker.

Scania’s new generation R 450 Highline truck drives home German "Green Truck Award" (image courtesy Scania).

Scania’s new generation R 450 Highline truck drives home German “Green Truck Award” (image courtesy Scania).

Scania, the Swedish truck, engine, and bus brand within Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH has been awarded the prestigious Green Truck 2017 for its new generation R 450 Highline truck series.

The award is based on Scania R 450’s superior fuel performance in VerkehrsRundschau’s and Trucker’s comparative on-road testing in which Scania reached an average consumption of 23.7 litres/100 km. In VerkehrsRundschau’s and Trucker’s test, Scania was set against three competing brand truck units with a maximum weight of up to 40 tonnes.

– Sustainability, whether through alternative fuels or fuel-efficient diesel vehicles, is a key issue for Scania and its customers. By reducing fuel consumption, we reduce CO2 emissions and at the same time costs. Thus, sustainability and profitability go hand in hand, commented Peter Hornig, Managing Director of Scania Deutschland Österreich in a statement.

Scania introduced its new generation trucks in autumn 2016 and they have since, according to Scania “overtaken the competition” in several comparative European media tests.

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