Scania has delivered the first truck powered by natural gas to QBox, the logistics, international trade and transportation company that operates in Mercosur. It is a R410 4×2 CNG truck, whose engine, designed and produced specifically to run on natural gas, allows a 40% saving in operating costs compared to diesel, has a range of up to 500 kilometers, and is the first of five units that QBox has acquired. It is the first vehicle of the Green Efficiency line in Argentina.
This model, belonging to the new Scania generation, has a cabin designed and developed to offer less wind resistance and achieve an extra reduction in consumption, meaning a substantial saving in operating costs. In addition, each vehicle generates 20% less CO2 emissions and 50% less noise emissions.
“As a signatory to the Global Compact, we are committed to developing an increasingly sustainable transportation system. The natural gas solution, in addition to being innovative, efficient and profitable, is an ecological alternative to diesel and helps to strongly reduce the carbon footprint,” said Andrés Leonard, CEO of Scania Argentina.
Within the framework of its strategic development plan, Qbox SA has decided to incorporate and implement this new equipment, adhering to the high international sustainability standards. “We are convinced that the planet requires immediate measures. It is our responsibility to contribute to environmental care, and we are proud to be the pioneers of this new technology never seen before in our country. We want to thank Scania. We are very happy to be part of this great alliance,” commented David Canteros, President of Qbox.
“We are very proud to be part of this initiative and to continue to reaffirm our commitment to sustainable business. At Unilever, we are implementing increasingly more environmentally-friendly logistics through units that reduce emissions and more efficient distribution networks,” added Mariana Reñe, Manager of Sustainability and Internal Communications at Unilever.
Scania presented its Green Efficiency product line in March, consisting of trucks, buses and engines capable of running on natural gas and biogas, both in compressed (CNG) and liquid (LNG) states.
Source: Scania Argentina