Scania continues along its path to electrify trucks for heavy transport. The last (but not least…) order announced by the Swedish manufacturer is about a 74-ton electric truck (including load and trailer) sold to Swedish mining company Boliden. The e-truck, part of the customer’s aim to decrease its CO2-emissions with 40 percent by 2030, will be supposedly delivered by spring 2022. The collaboration with Scania opens up the possibility to electrify more of Boliden’s transport flows going forward. Previously, Scania had put a 64-ton electric truck on the road in Sweden, in collaboration with Wibax, as well as an 80-ton electric truck for timber transportation addressed to SCA.
Scania: how’s it possible to electrify trucks for heavy transport
The technical solutions of the electrified truck is based on the current series-produced technology but with stronger components added, something that makes the electrified vehicle work during the tough operations. This powerful load capacity and an even longer range are a part of Scania’s series-produced solutions within 24 months. The project is a part of REEL, Regional Electrified Logistics, an initiative lead by CLOSER and supported by the programme Fordonsstrategisk forskning och Innovation (FFI) to pave the way for the transition to an electrified freight transport in the Swedish market.
«Once again, we show that it is technically possible with completely electrified solutions for heavy vehicles. The development is rapid! It is vital that the infrastructure keeps up to enable more customers to take this step. It is also very valuable to work on this kind of concept for heavy electrified operations with players such as Boliden, that wants to push development, not least in the environmental area», said Fredrik Allard, Head of E-mobility at Scania.
«To try an electrified solution for very heavy vehicles at an early stage and contribute to the development and transition to sustainable solutions are very much in line with our agenda. The electrified Scania truck will reduce emissions in one of the most important flows in our operations and further strengthen our high climate performance», added Jonas Ranggård, Program Manager at Boliden.