May 8, 2019. A Scania G 410 CV powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) has made the route from Castellón to Stockholm with a refrigerated trailer loaded with 18 tons of vegetables. It is further proof that gas is a real, profitable and sustainable alternative to diesel.
The 3,000 kilometers that separate Castellón from Stockholm is one of the longest routes made in Europe by a Scania with a 410 hp gas engine, which demonstrates the viability of LNG as a fuel for international transport.
With a year and a half in the market, the Scania engine of 410 hp gas offers a similar performance to diesel. It 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.
The logistics operator Delta Stock is a specialist in refrigerated transport between Spain and Scandinavia. “For years we have been innovating to improve the efficiency of transport and care of the environment, so we decided to arrive in Stockholm with a natural gas truck. I have to thank Talleres Rapalo the opportunity to try this technology on such a long trip,” says Luis Alonso, Manager of Delta Stock.
The test was born from the collaboration between Scania and Delta Stock. The objective was to reach Stockholm with a refrigerated truck loaded with 18 tons of vegetables from Castellón. And at the wheel, Nelo Banda, who has been making routes to Scandinavia for more than 20 years. But, for the first time, he arrived in Stockholm with a gas engine.
During this route, the Scania G 410 made two sections of almost 1,000 kilometers between one refueling and another.
To the good features of this vehicle, lower fuel consumption and a lower gas price are added. This equation translates into greater profitability of transport operations. “The price of the kilo of natural gas is between 30% and 40% less than diesel and also the consumption per kilo is lower for a motor of the same power. Depending on the route and the type of transport, gas is a competitive advantage, without forgetting that we also take care of the planet,” says Luis Alonso.