At an online event attended by potential customers, Scania showcased the next generation of battery electric trucks (BEV). The addition of R and S cabs with two performance levels and several wheelbases - both for semitrailer tractors and chassis - has greatly expanded the BEV truck portfolio. The two power levels are available with an installed battery capacity of up to 624 kWh, allowing a 40-ton truck to go up to 350 kilometers. This opened the door to a surplus of truck uses in regional freight transit.
"The June launch was a significant milestone for our partners and us," says Fredrik Allard, Scania's Senior Vice President and Head of Electrification. "We are now able to provide solutions for a wide range of customers and applications. This suggests that the transformation of the transportation ecosystem is accelerating. We now provide the electrical skills and solutions that our customers and the transportation industry require."
Scania's new BEV truck generation is built on classic Scania qualities like modularity, sustainability, and overall efficiency that exceed what is expected of trucks with combustion engines. Scania has done its homework in terms of digitization in order to offer the new electric trucks as turnkey solutions, with services such as charging, finance, insurance, servicing, and maintenance already in place.
"We are certain that these enhancements will support a smooth transition into the digital age for all diverse client requirements, as they take essential factors such as close collaboration and a zero-emissions aim into account," Allard says. "Customers who want to make a difference can now select what they require from Scania's comprehensive array of solutions."