On June 10, Scania presented the new vehicles that will be enhance the company’s e-truck range. In fact, with 624 kWh of batteries installed, Scania provides the means for a major shift regarding electric trucks and their operability in regional long-haul operations. The new Scania BEV trucks can initially be ordered as 4×2 tractors or as 6×2*4 rigids. A 4×2 tractor will need an axle distance of 4,150 mm when carrying six batteries, thus benefiting from the Increased Vehicle Dimension regulation in Europe. Gross train weights up to 64 tons, as per the typical Nordic combination, can be specified.
We are now increasing our range in every dimension by offering new opportunities for a vast selection of customers and the whole transport ecosystem. These trucks are part of solutions that contain all the capabilities that a transport industry longing for electrification is asking forChristian Levin, Scania’s CEO
Scania: the main features of the new e-truck range
The new generation of Scania electric trucks will be available with R or S sleeper cabs. the latest electric Scania trucks are accompanied by all the support with operational factors and services that make them complete solutions, with charging, finance, insurance and maintenance all in place. According to Scania, ranges vary with weight, configuration and topography, but a 4×2 tractor with six batteries can expect up to 350 km between each charging, with an average speed of 80 km/h on motorways.
A 4×2 tractor will need an axle distance of 4,150 mm when carrying six batteries, thus benefiting from the Increased Vehicle Dimension regulation in Europe. Gross train weights up to 64 tons, as per the typical Nordic combination, can be specified. The charging capability is up to 375 kW, which means that an hour of charging will add some 270 to 300 km of range. The continuous power output level for a Scania 45 R or S is 410 kW (about 560 hp).
«Facilitating the transition»
“The addition of these solutions to Scania’s portfolio is a major step-change for customers who want to take charge,” commented Fredrik Allard, Senior Vice President and Head of Electrification at Scania. “We are facilitating a transition for our customers by including important customer values such as a close partnership and zero emissions”.
“Tackling the global CO2 challenges means that we all need to produce and consume in new ways”, added Scania’s CEO Christian Levin. “Reduce, reuse and recycle have always been important for Scania. The only thing that stands between us and a major transition to a fossil-free transport system based on electrified solutions is a complete charging infrastructure, but we are seeing great progress there too”.