Scania Super engine on display at Solutrans

Scania has given its new 13-litre engine its first public showing at the Solutrans show in Lyon despite having no Super trucks on its stand with the new driveline.

The only diesel-powered truck on show is a Scania 770 S that is confusingly wearing a Super badge on its grille and appears to have been heavily customised at a French franchise of Halfords.

Of the other four vehicles on display, two were electric, one a diesel hybrid and another biogas.

Irizar Group launches the zero tailpipe emissions ietruck

Spanish bus and coach manufacturer Irizar Group showed an electric low-entry truck at the Solutrans Show in Lyon this week. 

The ietruck, which is available with either a full-electric powertrain or a gas-powered hybrid-electric range extender, is offered in 4x2 and 6x2 configurations. The two-axle version has a 160kW electric motor and a battery capacity of 340kWh, giving a range of up to 250km between charges. The 6x2 variant is powered by a 240kW e-motor and has the same range. 

The ietruck has a 370mm high entry step, which its manufacturer claims to be the lowest on the market.
It has undergone extensive trials in 15 European cities, and is about to enter series production.