The 108 ordered vehicles have been delivered to HOPI’s operations in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, and stands to be one of Scania’s largest single orders for Ecolution by Scania, and by far the largest in Central Europe.
Through Europe, transporters have benefitted from up to 16% fuel savings from Ecolution by Scania. Components include carbon-optimised vehicle specs, driver training, feedback through Scania Fleet Management on real-time environmental performance, and a maintenance agreement. As such, HOPI drivers will be continuously trained to ensure fuel consumption is as low as possible.
All 108 trucks where delivered during 2013 end. Most are Euro 5, but HOPI also ordered 10 Euro 6 trucks to evaluate the new greener, and fuel-saving. Euro 6 higher emission standard came into being on 1 January 2014. “We will test these vehicles in our operations in preparation for a similar upgrade during the second half of 2014,” says Eduard Šneidar, HOPI’s Transport Director. “I’m firmly convinced that our Euro 6 test results will convince us to continue our cooperation with Scania.”