Scania received major order from the region of Copenhagen. Municipal waste company ARC will contribute to improved air quality and reduced noise for residents of the Danish capital region by using at least 72 electric refuse collector trucks (with an additional 19 as optional), six box-body trucks (with an additional four as optional), as well as one hooklift truck (with a second as optional), and includes repair and maintenance contracts for 8-10 years. The first two trucks were already delivered in December 2021. Here are our posts about the latest Scania initiatives involving electric truck models in Sweden, namely in Malmoe and Södertälje.
Scania’s collaboration with ARC is a great example of how we work together with prospective customers to analyse their operations and identify the vehicle specifications and operational adaptations required for them to make the shift to electric. A good product is not enough. It is crucial to work closely together with the customer, just like the team in Denmark has done in a fantastic wayFredrik Allard, head of E-mobility, Scania
Some of the reasons why Copenhagen chose Scania
The low-entry L-series cabs, most also featuring the Scania City Door, will improve the working conditions for drivers and crews with their ergonomics and driver comfort, optimised for urban transport operations that include frequent stops. «One of the reasons for choosing Scania was the “bus door” on the passenger side. It is designed as a glass revolving door with one large unbroken glass area at full height which opens inwards, and allows quick entry and exit and gives the driver a good overview», stated Per Fischer, Contract responsible, ARC.
«It was important for us, that the trucks have a high level of safety and new innovative safety solutions. Scania also offered comprehensive training and education including standby service in combination with a strong service network which ensures high uptime», added Jacob Hartvig Simonsen, Managing Director, ARC.
The world’s first carbon-neutral capital city
Copenhagen has the ambitious goal of becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral capital city by 2025. ARC’s iconic Amager Bakke waste energy plant (below, in a video), with its rooftop ski slope and recreation area, is a symbol of the city’s sustainable ambitions and ARC aims for it to become the world’s first carbon-neutral waste energy plant.