New diesel engines with lower emissions

New diesel engines with lower emissions Emissions of regulated substances in the exhaust gases of diesel engines are reduced by around 30% in the forthcoming EU regulations (Euro 3). With Scania's new range of low-emission diesel engines, operators who are keen to keep a high environmental profile can specify low-pollution power units well ahead of expected legislation. "Our engine development has now progressed so far that we are able to launch a range of three low-emission engines to supplement our current range," says Håkan Samuelsson, Executive Vice President and Scania's Chief Technical Officer. "They are designed to comply with the proposed Euro 3 regulations. "The new engines have substantially better environmental performance. Lower emissions normally give higher fuel consumption, but we have reduced this penalty to a minimum by changing the engine torque and power characteristics. These changes are designed to promote more economical driving and the use of lower revs. "We regard the new engines as an important new option for demanding truck operators, who need the very best environmental performance," Håkan Samuelsson concludes. All three new engines (230, 340, 420 hp), which were presented recently at the commercial vehicle exhibition in Brussels, are electronically controlled for maximum efficiency and performance control. Production will start in April 1999. For further information, please contact: Marcela Petkov, Environmental Affairs, tel. + 46 8 55381924 Per-Erik Nordström, Product Affairs, tel. +46 8 55385577 Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 23,800 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 1998, turnover (preliminary figures) totalled SEK 45,200 million and income after financial items SEK 3,200 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and approximately 96 percent of total production is sold outside Sweden. Scania press releases are available on the Internet, www.scania.com ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/01/29/19990129BIT00420/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/01/29/19990129BIT00420/bit0002.pdf

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Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2017, we delivered 82,500 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 8,500 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearly SEK 120 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 49,300 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus AG soon transforming into TRATON AG. For more information visit: www.scania.com.

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