Scania Malaysia today announced that all of the brand’s new trucks and coaches will drive in Economy Mode as default to meet the targets of Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and achieve better profitability.
The Economy Mode is now a pre-set default for all new Scania trucks and coaches with Opticruise starting from 2021, in order to ensure that customers enjoy the best fuel economy and CO2 emission reductions, in line with Science Based Targets initiatives (SBTi).
Scania customers with trucks or coaches purchased before 2021 can also set the Economy Mode as default on their vehicles at any authorised Scania workshop nationwide.
It is said that labour charges are applicable, but it will be complimentary up to 31st of December 2022. So, customers are encouraged to send in their trucks or coaches now to take advantage of this complimentary offer.
The Economy Mode is one of the many initiatives in line with Scania’s aim to achieve the science-based targets of SBTi by 2025 – reducing carbon footprint in Scania’s operations by 50 per cent and Scania’s customers vehicles by 20 per cent.
“Scania trucks and coaches will start with Economy Mode each time the vehicles are switched on regardless of the last mode they were switched off with. This ensures the best fuel-efficient drive at most times,” said Tom Kuiphuis, Business Support Director, Scania Southeast Asia.
“Drivers can still switch from Economy Mode to other performance modes depending on the requirement of the driving conditions.”
This is to mitigate increase in global temperature as per Scania’s commitment at the Paris Agreement 2015 – limiting global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C.
Scania says that trucks in shipping container application can achieve the best fuel consumption up to 4.0 km/litre and the best CO2 emission reduction up to 0.82kg/km.
As for trucks used for bulk transport application, the best fuel consumption can be up to 3.6 km/litre while the best CO2 emission reduction can be up to 0.81 kg/km.
General Cargo application’s best fuel consumption on the other hand can be up to 3.6 km/litre, while the best CO2 emission reduction can be up to 0.77 kg/km.
Last but not least, tractor tippers are capable of achieving fuel consumption of up to 2.0 km/litre, while the best CO2 emission reduction can be up to 0.93 kg/km.
Scania Malaysia also said that it is confident that the Economy Mode, together with Scania total solutions like Instalment Plan R&M7, can help operators achieve these fuel economy and CO2 emission reductions consistently.
“The pre-set Economy Mode default, in all Scania trucks and coaches with Opticruise, is all it takes to save more fuel, save the environment while delivering better profitability.”