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Stef tests first Scania at Euro 6

Paris, France: Stef is the first temperature-controlled haulier to anticipate the Euro 6 standard testing the first Scania Euro 6 truck in France. Staf’s fleet is now all at Euro5.

The two companies have signed a memorandum for a one-year test to have a real-life evaluation of the strengths of this engine which combines the SCR and EGR technologies. This will be the first production vehicle of the Swedish manufacturer equipped with a Euro 6 engine to run on French roads.

For the test, Scania France provided Stef with a R440 LA4x2 truck with 440hp Euro 6 engine that will be used by Stef Transport Angers carrying chilled and frozen food from Maine-et-Loire (western France) to the Rhône, Bouches-du-Rhône, Drôme and Landesdépartements (south-eastern and southern France).

From left to right: Cédric Leeroux, key account manager, Scania France), Frédéric Legret, head of the Stef Angers transport, Jean-Marc Bruere deputy managing director of the Stef transport division, Mats Gunnarsson, chief executive Scania France), Nadège Doubinsky, vehicle technical director, Stef, Olivier Langenfeld, regional manager Pays de Loire transport division Stef, and Benoît Tanguy, sales director, Scania France

Jean-Marc Bruère, deputy managing director for the Transport division of Stef says: “With nearly 100% of our trucks running on Euro 5 engines, our group, the European specialist for refrigerated transport, has  a “clean” fleet” according to today’s standards. With this test memorandum and by anticipating Euro 6 regulations, Stef plays a pioneering role in cold chain logistics. We aim to reduce our greenhouse emissions, pollution and noise nuisances. The group makes every effort to innovate with safe and ergonomic solutions for its drivers”.

Scania launched in March its Euro 6 13-litre 440 and 480hp engines that cut emissions but maintain fuel consumption at the same rate as that for its Euro 5 engines. Euro 6 requires a drastic drop in emission levels compared to Euro 5. Emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulates are around one-fifth of those for Euro 5 engines. A new element in emission testing is that the particles also need to be counted, which in practice means that the actual particulate emissions will be around one-sixth of Euro 5.

The Euro 6 Scania engine uses exhaust gas recirculation, variable turbo geometry, common-rail high-pressure fuel injection, selective catalytic reduction and particulate filtering to meet the emission standards. The silencer includes a particulate filter with full flow for a continuous regeneration, two parallel SCR catalysts and an AdBlue dosing system.