As part of the manufacturer’s 50 years in the United Kingdom anniversary celebration, a 340bhp P 340 LNG LA4x2MNA tractor unit will be introduced by the end of 2014, according to an article published by Transport Engineer.
Martin Hay, Scania UK truck sales director, told the news site that the Euro 6 LNG truck offers low fuel consumption, high operational efficiency and ultra-low emissions. “With more operators seeking alternatives to conventional diesel, natural gas is proving to be an increasingly popular choice. Whereas operators have so far been restricted to dual-fuel diesel/natural gas vehicles, our vehicle now enables customers to fully reap the benefits entirely gas-powered trucks offer,” he said.
The executive also confirmed that a second methane powered tractor ready to use CNG as a fuel is also planned to be launched in the UK in the short term. “Since Scania became the first manufacturer to introduce Euro 6 trucks to the market back in 2011, approximately 5,000 Euro 6 Scania vehicles entered service before the standard became mandatory,” he added.
Last year, Scania delivered a fleet of 20 natural gas buses for Reading Buses therefore showing its strong commitment towards NGV transportation in the region.