Swedish dairy giant Arla has recently added a Scania 25 P electric truck to its fossil-free fleet for city deliveries in Stockholm. From early April, the electric distribution truck (winner of the Sustainable Truck of the Year 2022 in the Distribution category) will make daily deliveries of Arla products from its city dairy to certain stores in Stockholm’s inner city.
Scania 25 P electric truck
With three axles and battery power of 300 kW, the truck can drive quietly for up to 150 km on one charge, making it ideal for intensive urban assignments. Arla intends the acquisition of the new electric truck to help it fulfill its goal of contributing to better air quality and quieter transports in densely populated areas. Scania has recently announced another major order in Scandinavia, namely in the region of Copenhagen.
«The electrification of deliveries means a fantastic improvement in both noise level and air quality. It is also crucial for the transition to a greener society», said Stockholm City Finance Councillor König Jerlmyr.
«Politics and business working together»
«It is fun to see that Arla has a high level of ambition, just like Scania, when it comes to sustainability and reducing climate emissions», added Fredrik Lundström, Fleet Sales Manager at Scania Sweden. «Scania is investing heavily in electrification. We’re building battery factories and developing test facilities. Within a year or so we will also offer electric trucks for heavier regional transports, as we continue to expand the transport options for electrification».
«To reach our goal of making Stockholm’s transport fossil-free, politics and business must work together. We would like to see more investment in the electricity networks to cope with an expanded charging infrastructure, and for public procurers to set basic requirements for fossil-free fuel to reward investment in electric transport», commented Helena Markstedt, Public Affairs Manager, Arla.