Scania improves BEV HGV range and charging capacity

Scandinavian heavy truck manufacturers Scania have launched three long range battery electric HGV models.

The new electric HGVs with sleeper cabs and rigid LGV have 624kWh battery packs that are capable of more than 350km at an average speed of 50mph between charges. In addition they can be charged at ultra-rapid chargers at a rate of 375kW, allowing a full charge within an hour at a charging station. Range will be impacted by load size and road conditions.
Christian Levin, CEO of Scania, said: “This introduction represents a major milestone for us and for our partners.

“We are now increasing our range and offering new opportunities to cater for a wider selection of customers and the whole transport ecosystem. These trucks are part of the solu­tion that the transport industry is asking for.”

Owners of the HGVs will be supported with operational factors and serviced including charging, finance, insurance and maintenance.

Fredrik Allard, Senior Vice President and Head of Electrification at Scania, said: “The addition of these solutions is a major step-change for customers who want to take charge.

“We are facilitating a transition for our customers by including values they deem important, such as a close partnership and wanting to be zero emissions.

“Scania has now reached a maturity with its electric range. With this major addition to our existing hybrids and the battery electric trucks for urban distribution we intro­duced in 2020, we can now offer a sustainable and multi-faceted portfolio of zero-emission solutions for our customers.”

As well as the battery packs, heating and cooling systems have been improved to maintain the powertrain’s and battery pack’s optimum operating temperature as well as offering the driver better control of the temperature in the cabin.

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