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The Economy Mode is now a pre-set default for all new Scania trucks and coaches with Opticruise starting from 2021.
This, Scania Malaysia explains is to ensure that customers enjoy the best possible fuel economy savings and CO2 emission reductions, in line with the Science Based Targets initiatives (SBTi).
Scania customers with trucks or coaches purchased before 2021 can set the Economy Mode as default on their vehicles at any authorised Scania workshop nationwide. Labour charges are applicable but will be complimentary until the 31st of December 2022. Therefore, customers are encouraged to send in their trucks or coaches now to take advantage of this special offer.
“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. This ensures the most 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.”
The Economy Mode, he pointed out, is one of the many initiatives in line with Scania’s aim to achieve the science-based targets of SBTi by 2025 – reducing Scania’s carbon footprint by 50 per cent and Scania’s customers’ vehicles by 20 per cent. This is to the 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 trucks on the 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. For the 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 can be up to 3.6 km/litre, while the best CO2 emission reduction can be up to 0.77 kg/km. Tractor Tipper’s best fuel consumption can be up to 2.0 km/litre, while the best CO2 emission reduction can be up to 0.93 kg/km. The Economy Mode – together with Scania total solutions, such as Instalment Plan R&M7 – can help operators achieve these fuel economy and CO2 emission reductions consistently.
Customers who want to opt-out of the Economy Mode default setting can do so before delivery or after taking delivery of their new Scania vehicles. Before delivery, customers should inform Scania’s sales representative. After delivery, customers can send it to any Scania workshop to have the setting changed to their default preference. Labour charges are applicable.
“The pre-set Economy Mode default, in all Scania trucks and coaches with Opticruise, is all it takes to save more fuel and help save the environment while delivering better profitability. And together with Scania’s maintenance and financial services, customers will achieve success in their operations while playing a part in SBTi,” added Tom. “I encourage our customers to opt-in and join us in this partnership towards a sustainable future for their business and the planet.
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