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For the fifth year running, Scania has won Germany’s coveted ‘Green Truck’ title. The prestigious press test competition is organised by two leading German trade magazines and over the years has become something of a world championship in transport efficiency for long-distance trucks.

«The words that come to me are: "total success" and "customer value"», says Stefan Dorski, Senior Vice President and Head of Scania Trucks, in reaction to the news of the company’s latest "Green Truck" triumph.

The Scania R 410 will be Green Truck in 2021 — Source: Scania

«Winning this test five years in a row is a feat that should not be possible, yet we’ve still done it. I see it as the ultimate proof of how Scania’s powertrain technology supports our customers in their constant efforts to reach the best total operating economy».

"Green Truck" is organised by the German trade magazines “Trucker” and “Verkehrs-Rundschau”, and the 2021 test was no less strenuous than those of previous years. The organisers stipulated a gross train weight of 32 tonnes and up to 430 hp for the trucks that took on the 360 km test track north of Munich. This year Scania entered an R 410 tractor that managed to score a test result that left the rest of the field behind: the truck’s average consumption was measured at 23,53 litres per 100 km, while Scania also managed the highest average speed, reaching 80,60 km/h. That’s no small feat when parts of the test track are rather challenging, with steep hills.

The testing is rigorously monitored and takes place on public roads with a mix between highways and rural roads. Conditions that can influence the results, such as traffic and weather, are compensated for by the use of a reference truck. All the trucks have the same brand of tyres, with the same wear and pressure.

The fifth Scania Green Truck Award — Source: Scania

Author: Scania