Hino Australia will soon launch its new 500 Series Standard Cab truck, which will meet Japan’s post Post New Long Term (pPNLT) emissions standard as well as Europe’s Euro 6 standard. It features Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Diesel Particulate Reduction (DPR) systems, two components that Hino has used in some of its vehicles in Australia since 2011, as part of its exhaust after-treatment system. Hino’s 500 Series Standard Cab FC, FD, and FE trucks will be available starting in late November of this year.
Hino explains that “the [SCR] system converts oxides of nitrogen (NOx) into nitrogen and water through a chemical reaction,” and then the DPR system takes over and pulls in particulate matter (PM) into a filter before it burns. Hino’s goal with the 500 Series Standard Cab’s SCR system is to make up for the cost of AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which is the reagent used to break down nitrogen oxides, with fuel savings.
“The new model uses a very small percentage of Adblue, with the Adblue tank requiring to be refilled approximately one time for every three diesel tank refuels,” says Daniel Petrovski, manager of product strategy for Hino Australia. “The current cost per litre of Adblue at service station pumps of approximately $1 per litre is significantly less than the cost per litre of diesel, which further helps SCR make a positive impact on our customers’ environmental and financial targets.”
Ahead Of The Curve
Australia is yet to establish its own exhaust emissions standards, but Hino expects that it will adopt or at least put regulations in place that are comparable to pPNLT and Euro 6. The 500 Series Standard Cab represents the company’s dedication to cleaner, more efficient vehicles that will meet strict standards “years ahead of their introduction,” says Petrovski. “When compared with our current Hino 500 Series Standard Cab model range, the all-new 500 Standard Cab range will have improved performance, improved fuel efficiency, improved drivability, and the cleanest exhaust emissions of any Hino truck yet.”