Matthew James Global Relocations of Dartford, Kent, a firm specialising in local, national, European, and international relocations, recently purchased the United Kingdom’s first Scania hybrid removal truck. The Scania P 320 joins a fleet of 35 vehicles and features a 9-litre, 320-horsepower (238-kilowatt) engine coupled with a 177-hp (132-kW) electric motor. The 6x2 hybrid has a range of 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) running solely on electric power, “based on a 15-tonne load on flat roads,” Scania adds. The firm adds that new hybrid, which “achieves a three-star rating under Transport for London’s Direct Vision scheme,” will operate primarily in the Greater London area.
Ideal Truck For Operating In London
“We are proud to position ourselves at the forefront of the relocations industry and are delighted to be able to offer our customers this latest-generation vehicle,” says Matthew De-Machen, managing director of Matthew James Global Relocations. “In addition to low noise and low emissions, the hybrid is a particularly economical option for use in London, where our vehicles are often stationary for significant periods of time, due to the sheer volume of traffic.”
Scania P 320 Hybrid Details
The Scania P 320 Hybrid is a versatile, environmentally friendly Euro 6 truck that can run on diesel, HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil), and FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) biofuels or operate in electric-only mode. Its combination of a diesel engine and electric motor ensures that the truck can operate in urban environments without sacrificing performance.
The major benefit of this model and Scania’s other hybrid vehicles is that while they can run on more traditional fuels on highways and in rural areas, they can switch over to electric power once they reach the city and adhere to local ordinances related to noise and emissions. It also opens the door for nighttime construction, distribution, and refuse collection operations that wouldn’t be possible with a standard diesel vehicle.