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Scania Super wins Green Truck 2024 award

Scania has returned to the top of the Green Truck awards for the ninth time in 14 years via its Super model

After finishing second in 2023, Scania has returned to the top of the list in the Green Truck comparison test, with its Super model taking out the top award.

Each year, all European heavy truck manufacturers are invited to the test to identify the most transport-efficient long-haul truck.

In 2024, Scania took out the top prize, being named the top green truck for the ninth time in the past 14 Green Truck awards.

“Scania participates in many press tests in Europe, but the Green Truck Award really focuses on what is an absolute core requirement in our industry – offering customers the best possible transport efficiency,” Scania Trucks head and senior vice president Stefan Dorski says.

“Our Super-based powertrain was introduced in 2021 and brought a new performance level to the market, with its eight per cent fuel-savings that our customers now benefit from in their daily operations.”

The annual Green Truck test is organised by the magazines Trucker and VerkehrsRundschau. It began in 2011 and has been held 14 times.

So far, Scania has scored nine wins in total, four second places and one 5th place (in the very first year).

“Ah, the fifth place – that happened long before my tenure started,” Dorski says.

“Seriously though, we at Scania are very proud and happy at having regained the title as the most efficient long-haul truck in the world. Consuming less fuel means that our trucks contribute a lot for curbing CO2 emissions, since so much of the world’s transport is still dependent on combustion engines.”

The best truck in the test is identified by applying a clever formula that covers all the relevant aspects of being transport-efficient and sustainable: fuel consumption, average speed, used AdBlue volume and the weight of the truck (the lighter the better).

When one takes a closer look at the actual data that is used in the Green Truck formula, Scania says its results stand out: over 100km distance, the average difference compared to the runner-up is 0.41 litres of fuel.

The actual testing takes place on various types of roads (though mainly motorways) in the Munich area. Everything is closely monitored by the organisers and by staff from the participating manufacturers. A reference truck is always used to compensate for changing conditions such as head winds, rain and temperature.

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