Scania is expanding its electric truck range by adding new components and solutions. As announced by the Swedish manufacturer at Solutrans, at the end of 2023, the current year will be quite an important one for the developments of electric trucks at Scania.

Talking about batteries, the ones used in Scania trucks are produced with fossil-free electricity in northern Sweden. Scania has chosen lithium-ion batteries in prismatic shapes that are assembled in Södertälje into battery packs of 416 or 624 kWh, with state-of-charge windows of approximately 83% usable energy.

Scania electric truck range: transition made easier

“The transition towards electrification is imminent,” said Fredrik Allard, Senior Vice President, and Head of E-mobility at Scania. “The reasons not to transform are rapidly being ironed out while more reasons for switching to electric trucks appear before our eyes every day. Add to that the demands from legislators, transport buyers and the fact that BEVs are loved by the drivers and it becomes obvious why electric trucks is about to dominate our industry.”   

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More into details, the components and solutions that Scania is introducing in this particular round are addressed to haulers and transporters within distribution or construction-related operations. Offering a tandem bogie axle for BEVs means that tippers, hook lifts, concrete mixers and a number of other rigid-based applications can be specified without having to sacrifice traction or load-carrying capacity.

A number of different power take off-solutions

This goes hand-in-hand with Scania also introducing a number of different power take off-solutions for powering hydraulics or other bodybuilder equipment. In addition, the two versions – 210 kW and 240 kW – of the electric machine EM C1-2 that are now being introduced have a perfect fit with certain construction-oriented operations, since the power levels are right on spot (285 hp or 326 hp) with the typical specification for trucks used by municipalities. Another area that initially has offered certain challenges when going electric is the power take-out (PTO). Efficient and robust PTOs are essential for so many applications and that is why Scania is now adding a number of different PTO solutions.  

“We are steadily adding more and more customer value and specification choices with our continuous introductions,” added Allard. “And the customers reward us with increased interest since it is now obvious how well these trucks serve and behave in actual operations and how truly appreciated they are among drivers. We constantly hear stories about drivers that were sceptical at first, but then fell in love with their electric trucks.” 

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