Select Country

Scania Delivers 100 Gas Trucks In Its Biggest Single Order Yet

KP Logistik recently purchased 100 Scania R 410 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tractor unit, which is a new single order sales record for Scania gas-powered trucks. (Photo courtesy of Scania.)

Scania will soon deliver 100 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks to KP Logistik, a logistics and distribution company based in Stavenhagen, Germany. Scania sold its first LNG vehicle in Germany back in September of 2018, which followed on the heels of the announcement of a road toll exemption for gas-powered vehicles in the country. “We are seeing an ever-increasing interest in our gas vehicles and the order from KP Logistik is the largest so far,” says Christian Hottgenroth, truck sales director for Germany and Austria at Scania.

Setting An Example

KP Logistik will use its new vehicles to deliver dry goods as well as frozen and refrigerated foods. A major selling point for the company is the fact that gas-powered engines can reduce carbon emissions by as much as 90% by using biogas. While wanting to “set a good example for the transport industry,” the company also had to justify the higher cost of the vehicles; fortunately, the road exemption and other subsidies “made it much easier for us to opt for gas technology,” says David Brokholm, managing director of KP Logistik GmbH.

Looking Toward The Future

KG Logistik plans to run each of its new Scania R 410 trucks for four or five years while accumulating around 800,000 kilometres total. Each truck has a 340-litre and 400-litre tank, which gives it a maximum operating range of up to 1,100 kilometres. To help the cause, Liquind 24/7, a local fuel provider, will establish an LNG filling station in Wustermark and Stavenhagen. All told, Germany hopes to have 20 fill stations in place by the end of this year.

TruckLocator has a large selection of new and used Scania trucks for sale, including several Scania R Series models.

Posted On 5 April 2019
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : alternative fuels lng scania
  Blog Archive
East Midlands’ JC Balls & Sons Specifies MirrorCam Feature In Its New Mercedes-Benz Arocs Truck
MirrorCam eliminates a truck’s side mirrors and replaces them with a system of cameras, which feed live video to 15-inch displays mounted in the cab on the two A-pillars. ...
Read More
Maritime Transport Wraps Up Acquisition Of 100 New Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks
The firm’s recent order represents its first new trucks to bear the three-pointed star since 2017. ...
Read More
MAN Truck & Bus At Work On The ANITA Project’s Self-Driving Vehicles For Hub-To-Hub Logistics Routes
After the development and implementation phase, the software and an autonomous MAN truck—with a safety driver on board—will begin testing in real-world operations in Ulm. ...
Read More
Scania Partnering To Test Feasibility Of Long-Haul Electrified Trucks Powered By Overhead Wires
The electric road system is seen as one of the most technically viable and economically attractive options for the electrification of heavy-duty trucks because it uses known and available technologies in new ways. ...
Read More
Waste Management Specialist Receives Two High-Spec Mercedes-Benz Trucks
Select Environmental Services has purchased trucks from other manufacturers in the past, but chose dealer City West Commercials because they “tick every box” on every order, the firm says. ...
Read More
Isuzu 3.5-Tonne Grafter Wins 9th Consecutive Best Builders’ Truck Award
Trade Van Driver’s annual awards are judged by the magazine’s expert panel of journalists and readers who use light commercial vehicles. ...
Read More
Low Cab Entry Drives Highway Maintenance Specialist’s Acquisition Of Volvo FE Tippers
Ringway of West Sussex has added three 26-tonne Volvo FE 6x2 rigid tipper trucks to its UK-wide fleet. ...
Read More
IVECO Launches Projects To Promote The Benefits Of Natural Gas & Its Key Role In Decarbonizing Transport
?The “IVECO Ambassador” programme aims to raise awareness of the brand’s values on different themes. ...
Read More
IVECO’s Brescia, Italy, Production Plant Manufactures 600,000th Eurocargo
The milestone-setting Eurocargo is powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), which Plant Director Marco Colonna says reaffirms IVECO’s commitment to sustainable transportation. ...
Read More
PRM Green Technologies Sticks With Mercedes-Benz Actros For Equipment Recycling Transport
The firm has acquired a second Mercedes-Benz Actros 2540 LnR, this one a member of the fifth-generation Actros range introduced to the UK in 2019. ...
Read More