Scania has repeated its success of 12 months ago by winning the Heavy Duty Manufacturer of the Year title at this year's Low Carbon Champions Awards.

The company won the award for its dedicated gas-powered trucks and buses which are now in daily service in the UK.

In their citation, the awards' judges said: 'We were impressed with the commercial focus Scania has taken in delivering lower carbon trucks and buses into real world operations whilst also developing innovative longer-term options for trials across a wide range of markets.

'The company's clear commitment to the introduction of sustainable biofuel options in the difficult-to-decarbonise heavy-duty-vehicle market was also seen as a Scania strength'

Scania (Great Britain) managing director Claes Jacobsson said: 'We are delighted to have once again been recognised for our work as we drive the shift towards a sustainable transport future.

'Our dedicated gas-powered trucks and buses are capable of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90% when running on biogas, which represents a major contribution to the decarbonisation of heavy commercial vehicles'

Operators running dedicated gas-powered Scania trucks include Argos and the John Lewis Partnership.