Scania announced the launch of a new solution for the Brazilian market: the X-gas, a truck powered by CNG and/or biomethane with a range of 900 km, which will allow drivers to travel long distances in the country. The vehicle arrives “as one more transportation option for customers concerned about the decarbonization of the sector,” said Scania Brazil in a press release.
“Since the launch of the natural gas range, we have listened to customer requests for a longer range option. This moment is coming. They wanted a solution like this to be able to operate on longer routes and gain greater refueling flexibility, while the CNG supply network progresses. The biomethane chain, a 100% sustainable fuel, is also expanding, although in shorter steps,” said Marcelo Gallao, Director of New Business Development for Commercial Operations at Scania, Brazil.
“The Scania X-gas arrives, therefore, as a source of pride for the Brazilian engineering of the brand and it is a project that aims to change the profile of a more sustainable transport in the country,” he added.
The Scania X-gas is a G 410 8×2 model, with a rigid chassis. Its engine has 410 horsepower and develops a torque of 2,000Nm. The wheelbase is 6,950 mm, which makes it possible to accommodate 16 CNG tanks on the sides of the spar, eight on each side. It has eight cylinders with a capacity of 118 liters and another eight of 95 liters.
The total volume supports 406 cubic meters of CNG, allowing the truck to achieve about 900 km. It can transport up to 30 pallets, in accordance with the law, with 6×2 configuration plus a trailer, with a capacity of up to 56 tons, or in the 8×2 configuration with 29 tons of total combined gross weight (GCWR).
To get an idea and make a comparison between the current model and the X-gas, the wheelbase of the current CNG truck is 3,750 mm (or 3,950 mm) with eight cylinders, four on each side on the sides of the spar, with the option of 118 liters or 95 liters, which provide a total volume of 226 cubic meters or 182 cubic meters, and a range between 400 and 500 km. In addition to the extended autonomy, the new truck will also have a 460 horsepower engine. The novelty will be available to Brazilian customers in 2024.
Source: Scania Brazil