In keeping with its road map to the era of electrification, Scania has officially introduced a solution built on a battery-electric truck (BEV) next level. This electric battery energy is now available in Scania R and S model trucks.
The presence of an electric battery powertrain for the Scania R and S is part of a complete solution that will open the door to a broad electric transport landscape for a large number of customers and applications.
With a 624 kWh battery installed, Scania is now providing the means for major changes to electric trucks and their operation in regional remote operations.
Scania CEO, Christian Levin admitted that these trucks are part of a solution that contains all the capabilities demanded by the transportation industry that wants to participate in the era of electrification.
“This introduction is a major milestone for us and our partners. We are now increasing our reach in every dimension by offering new opportunities for many customer choices and the entire transportation ecosystem.”
Scania’s new generation of BEV trucks are based on Scania’s foundation of modularity, sustainability and total operating economy with the potential to match or even exceed what can be expected from conventional trucks.
With the new Scania trucks, customers will be able to operate rigid trucks or a combination tractor head and trailer as well as logistics transportation. This electric truck is equipped with six electric batteries that can cover a distance of up to 350 km with an average speed of 80 kph.
With a charging capability of up to 375 kW, which means that an hour’s charge will add a range of about 270 to 300 km, as a standard rule. The power it produces reaches 560 hp both Scania R and S.
Fredrik Allard, Head of Electrification of Scania said that the addition of this solution to Scania’s portfolio is a major change step for customers who want to take over the electrification system in their fleet.
“We are facilitating the transition for our customers by incorporating important customer values such as close partnerships and zero emissions. With this, Scania has now reached favorable maturity regarding our electricity offering,” said Allard.
“With the major additions to our existing hybrids and BEVs for urban distribution that we introduced in 2020, we are now able to offer a portfolio of sustainable and multifaceted zero-emissions solutions to our customers.”
The new Scania R and S electric battery trucks are now on order and ready for production in the fourth quarter of 2023.