Scania launches a new service addressed to truck and bus operators. It is aimed at making vehicle charging simpler. Scania Charging Access – this is the name of the service, indeed – will offer set, predictable costs with no hidden fees, via a convenient invoicing system. Customers will be able to plan, operate and pay for their public charging through one service. Scania Charging Access will launch in multiple European countries in October and will be expanded to cover public charging networks built for trucks.
“Scania Charging Access will help iron out the hurdles and stress connected to en-route charging by offering an extensive network and hassle-free administration,” commented Fredrik Allard, Senior Vice President and Head of E-mobility at Scania. “This service will no doubt be welcomed by hesitant haulers and transport buyers. It will help lead the way towards the large-scale electrification of buses and trucks in different applications in Europe.”
Scania’s new service for truck and bus charging
The initial customer interfaces will be My Scania (overview, planning and administration) and the newly released Scania Driver App, enabling drivers to find where the chargers are located, to calculate the distance to them and to monitor the charging processes. Scania Charging Access is open to customers with mixed fleets.
“The whole transport industry is longing for something like this to happen,” Mr Allard added. “Scania Charging Access is first and foremost about creating the right conditions for a true e-Mobility transformation of our industry. I am not saying we are philanthropists, but the main target is to create the necessary infrastructure for sustainable transport. I really hope that other OEMs will support this by also introducing shared networks for mixed fleets, offering customers access to the broadest possible charging network for trucks in Europe.”