Within the framework of the “Scania Talks” cycle of virtual conferences, Scania Argentina’s Business Development Manager, Lucas Woinilowicz, submitted this Thursday the new Green Efficiency product line, made up of trucks, buses and engines powered by gas and biogas.
The executive described the benefits of natural gas as an alternative fuel, whether in its compressed, liquefied or renewable version, from an economic, environmental and performance point of view.
According to the presentation, the brand’s trucks have engines designed at the factory to operate under the otto cycle on gas and biogas, allowing an additional saving of 50% compared to the consumption of a diesel version; they have a range of up to 1,100 kilometers; they reduce noise emissions by 50% compared to a diesel unit and meet the requirements of the Euro 6 standard for the environment. The available engines are three: 9 liters with 280 HP and 340 HP, and 13 liters with 410 HP.
Regarding the bus line, the Scania Manager highlighted that its operating cost is 40% lower than that of diesel; enjoys a minimum level of noise and vibrations; it has a range of 300 kilometers with 200 cubic meters of CNG; and it comes in 4×2, 6×2 and 6×2*4 axle configurations with rear steer axle, for Urban and Intercity operations.
As for the gas and biogas solution for power generation engines, which is available in a 16-liter V8, Scania assures that it is suitable for the most complex applications, for example, oil fields located in remote locations with a great need for energy and high availability of gas to power them.
Likewise, Woinilowicz explained the advantages of gaseous fuels with respect to electricity today, emphasizing the gas infrastructure that Argentina has, its experience in the vehicular use of CNG, the opportunity represented by Vaca Muerta and NEA reserves, as well as its cleaner and more economical operation. In the case of electric vehicles, on the contrary, the specialist warned about the greater investment required, the absence of service stations, the short useful life of the batteries and the consequent less operating autonomy.