Scania debuted a hybrid L-series (below) – an L320 6x2 rear-steer chassis cab – which, according to head of pre-sales Phil Rootham, will improve fuel economy figures by between 10% and 15%. The truck’s DC09 diesel engine is supplemented by a 7.4kW lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack. This powers an electric motor, which is situated between the diesel engine and Opticruise gearbox, allowing the truck to run on electricity alone for 10km. Like the other L-series on show, it had a factory-fitted passenger window, giving it a five-star TfL Direct Vision Safety rating.
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