A Scania G 410 HP truck powered by GNL covered the route from Castellón to Stockholm with a refrigerated trailer loaded with 18 tons of vegetables. With 3,000 kilometers between the two cities, this is one of the longest routes made in Europe for Scania with natural gas engine 410 HP, demonstrating the viability of natural gas as fuel for international transport and as a real, profitable and sustainable alternative to diesel. With a year and a half in the market, the Scania 410 HP is the most powerful gas engine of the brand with a maximum torque of 2,000 Nm and a range of more than 1,000 km.
This trial was the result of the collaboration between Scania and Delta Stock, specialist in refrigerated transport between Spain and Scandinavia. The goal was to reach Stockholm with a refrigerated truck loaded with vegetables from Castellón. “For years we have been innovating to improve the efficiency of transport and protect the environment, so we decided to arrive in Stockholm with an LNG tractor. I have to thank Talleres Rapalo the opportunity to test this technology in such a long trip,” said Luis Alonso, manager of Delta Stock.
The first step was to plan the route and the refueling along with the driver. During this route, the Scania G 410 made two sections of almost 1,000 kilometers between one refueling and another. The route taken by the truck, and its refueling, was the following:
• Starting point: Castellón.
• The first refueling was in La Junquera. The second refueling was in Nancy (France).
• The third refueling was made in Helsingborg (Sweden) after traveling 800 kilometers between Nancy and Travemunde, where the truck boarded a ferry to Malmo and, from there, more than 60 kilometers by road to Helsingborg.
• Point of delivery of the goods: Stockholm.
In addition to its great performance, the truck also offers lower fuel consumption and lower fuel cost. This equation translates into greater profitability of transport operations. “The price of the kilo of gas is between 30% and 40% less than diesel and also the consumption per kilo is lower for an engine of the same power. Depending on the route and the type of transport, natural gas is a competitive advantage, without forgetting that we also take care of the planet,” added Alonso.