Scania reveals decarbonisation plans, with electric vehicle sales expected to soar

At IAA, an international exhibition for commercial vehicles currently being held in Hannover, Germany, Scania revealed that by 2030, it expects 50 per cent of its total vehicle sales volume to be electrified.

At the event, which runs from Tuesday September 20 to Sunday September 25, Scania also premiered its new electrified vehicle for regional transport operations, its digital and connected services, as well as its charging solutions.

Scania’s says its purpose is to drive the shift to a sustainable transport system heading for 100 per cent electric transport. Fourteen vehicles, mostly electric, are being displayed at IAA. These encompass a versatile range of vehicles that are up and running for most applications.

“In our electrification journey, we are leaving city limits behind us and heading onto intercity motorways. We have recently delivered an electrified timber truck to a customer in northern Sweden. And that is a very real token of the fact that we now can electrify all heavy transport applications,” said Christian Levin, CEO Scania Group.

To enable these long-distance operations, Scania is preparing for megawatt charging to charge trucks for 45 minutes for 4.5 hours of travel. In the coming years, the electrified share of Scania’s vehicles will grow significantly.

“As we ramp up vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions we are increasingly focusing on other sources of emissions. Scania once again shows the way by setting the most ambitious supply chain decarbonisation targets in our industry. We’ve identified four ‘hotspots’ – batteries, steel, aluminium and cast iron – which together account for more than 80 per cent of carbon emission emanating from the supply chain. By 2030 we will cut emissions from these hotspots by 60-85 per cent,” added Levin.

A new (and final) powertrain for combustion engines, Scania Super, is also being demonstrated on several vehicles at IAA. It is designed to deliver fuel savings of up to eight per cent for long-haul operations.

Detailing the steps towards transitioning to electric fleets, Scania is showcasing a complete system of services, from analyses to complete charging solutions.

“Going forward, we offer a total turnkey solution for our electrified customers. A solution that is scalable for the future. There are no longer any excuses not to start the transition to zero-emission vehicles,” Levin concluded.

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