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Scania launches range of electric trucks

Thu 17 September 2020 | Back to news list

Scania has launched a range of electric trucks including a fully electric model and a plug-in hybrid. The major Swedish manufacturer and LowCVP member company says that both models - offered with L- and P-series cabs - can be configured for general cargo, temperature-controlled transport and a range of other specialist applications.
The fully electric truck can be configured with five batteries, for a total capacity of 165 kWh, or nine batteries, for 300 kWh. the maximum range is 250 km. 
CCS fast charging is standard; Scania says charging time from 0 to 80 percent is approximately 40 minutes for the five-battery option and approximately 65 minutes for the nine-battery option.
The PHEV truck has three batteries, with total capacity of 90 kWh, and features a 115 kW electric motor along with a 280-360 hp combustion engine. Electric range is 60 km.
Scania CEO Henrik Henriksson said: “We will over the coming years annually launch electric vehicles for the entire product range, and we are presently reorganizing our production towards that end,
“In a few years’ time, we will also introduce long-distance electric trucks adapted for fast charging during drivers’ compulsory 45-minute rest periods.”
To support operators looking to be early adopters of electric technology, Scania (Great Britain) Limited will initially be creating a series of regional servicing hubs strategically located throughout the UK. As uptake increases, additional servicing points will be added in accordance with demand.
The company says that the new vehicles also provide opportunities for increased vehicle utilisation as silent deliveries can be extended well into the night and early mornings, avoiding traffic congestion and parking difficulties. 

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