Scania has introduced a new 13-litre dedicated gas-powered engine.
Rated at 410PS, the new engine joins Scania's existing 280PS and 340PS nine-litre dedicated gas units.
"With 2,000Nm torque from 1,100rpm through to 1,400rpm, the new 13-litre gas engine delivers similar performance to comparable diesel engines," says Andrew Jamieson, sales director for Scania.
When running on biogas, emissions of carbon dioxide are reduced by up to 90%. As such, Scania believes this new engine will appeal to operators looking to switch to a renewable and sustainable fuel source while reducing their environmental impact without compromising performance.
The new 13-litre engine can be specified on a range of Scania G- and R-series trucks, including 4x2 tractor units and 4x2, 6x2, 6x2*4 and 8x4*4 rigids, with vehicles operating on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) or Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
In CNG/CBG format, a total of eight gas tanks are fitted. These are either 95 or 118-litres each, depending on wheelbase and battery position, giving a maximum capacity of 944-litres. This equates to a range of up to 310 miles.
For LNG tractor units, two tanks provide a capacity of 740-litres and a range of up to 620 miles, while LNG rigids can accommodate single or double tanks, giving a a maximum range of up to 1,000 miles.