Scania gives thumbs-up to the use of hydrotreated vegetable oil to power its Euro-6 trucks


 

Scania has given the go-ahead for operators to use hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to power its Euro-6 range of trucks, provided the fuel used meets technical specification TS15940. The manufacturer said vehicles using HVO – which chemically mimics fossil-fuel-based diesel – can under optimal condition achieve up to a 90% reduction in CO2 emissions. It added that HVO does not affect a vehicle’s characteristics or its maintenance requirements. Örjan Åslund, head of product affairs, Scania, said. “We have considerable experience […]