Scania offers environmentally optimised trucks and services

Euro 3 adopted: Scania offers environmentally optimised trucks and services Scania on Tuesday launched a complete range of low-emission engines for dis- tributions, construction and normal long-haulage operation. The new engine family meets the new Euro 3 regulation, which will be legally required for new vehicles in one year's time. Scania also presents an environmental product declaration. Scania's environmental management system, which is certified according to ISO 14001, besides manufacturing also includes the development of products and services. "Environmental leadership is part of Scania's business strategy. We not only take upon ourselves the responsibility to reduce pollution, we also enable all Scania customers to take an active environmental responsibility and assess the environmental impact of their vehicles," says Lars Orehall, Senior Vice President and head of Powertrain at Scania. Scania's environmental product declaration and emission factors for all engine ranges allow the customer to analyse the environmental impact of the vehicle and a certain transport task from manufacturing up to final dismantling and recycling. "Following our initiative well ahead of legal requirements, a large number of people have already tested Scania's Euro 3 engines. During the year, press and customers have found that Scania's new engines combine healthy performance with good fuel economy. At the same time Scania presented a series of other environmental innovations: A new gas engine completes Scania's range of engines for alternative fuels. Scania now offers its customers the possibility of fitting a particulate trap (CRT) on some 9-litre engines that further reduces emissions without signifi- cantly affecting the vehicle's performance or operating economy. Maintenance intervals for most long-haulage trucks have been been extended up to 120,000 km. This cuts oil and lubricant consumption by up to 45%, reducing maintenance costs as well as environmental impact. The next few years will entail a huge expansion within Intelligent Transport Services (ITS). Scania can now provide a communication interface that facili- tates the transfer of various types of data from the truck. ITS systems are used for navigation or to maintain contact between the vehicle and the office and for guiding transports and vehicles. Better logistics and fewer empty runs will help reduce the environmental impact of transportation. Scania's modular system also offers the possibility to specify trucks for dif- ferent purposes that have been optimised with regard to environmental proper- ties. * * * Technical releases covering all the news are published under "Media serv- ices" on Scania's homepage www.scania.com For more information, please contact: * Marcela Petkov, Environmental Affairs, tel. +46 8 55381924, e-mail marcela.petkov@scania.com * Per-Erik Nordström, Product Affairs, tel. +46 8 55385577, e-mail per-erik.nordstrom@scania.com * * * Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 23,500 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 1998, turnover to- talled SEK 45,300 million and income after financial items SEK 3,200 million. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and approxi- mately 96 percent of total production is sold outside Sweden. ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/11/16/19991116BIT00490/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/11/16/19991116BIT00490/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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