A 64 tonne Scania electric truck on the road with Wibax


SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden, December 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – A 64-ton electric truck has been delivered to chemical supplier Wibax and will be operating on northern roads Sweden. The 3-axle electric tractor helps Wibax meet its climate targets and is another example of Scania innovation in close partnership with a customer.

Heavy electrified transport already exists. This is what Scania and Wibax are showing with this new vehicle which only runs on electricity. The electric truck has a total weight of 64 tonnes, including load and trailer, and will travel on the roads between the towns of Piteå and Skellefteå in the north Sweden, a distance of 80 kilometers one way.

The performance and load capacity of the vehicle are made possible by the development of a significantly more powerful electric motor. As part of a long-term partnership, Scania and Wibax will work together to optimize vehicle usage over time, including charging, battery life and route planning. It will also provide valuable information to Wibax as they prepare to add additional EVs to their fleet in the future.

For Wibax, the Scania electric truck is a way to reduce the climate impact of its operations.
“We have done our best to be sustainable since the company was founded in 1986, and as we have identified transportation as our biggest environmental impact, this electric truck is a step in ensuring that we can continue our operations in taking into account the climate. During the life of this truck, Wibax will reduce CO emissions2 up to 1,400 tonnes of emissions, making it a real game changer, ”says Jonas Wiklund, CEO of the Wibax group.

Scania and Wibax have a close collaboration to enable this electrified solution.
“This is the first fully electric 64 tonne that we put on the road as part of customer operations. Step by step, we are demonstrating that electrical solutions are developing very quickly and for virtually all segments, ”says Fredrik allard, responsible for electric mobility, Scania.

The continuous and rapid development places more emphasis on the need for infrastructure and green electricity also outside urban areas. Steps are being taken, but more speed is needed. In this case, the electricity company Skellefteå Kraft was involved and is providing the charging infrastructure.

“It is vital for us to be at the forefront of sustainable development. It shouldn’t just be something you read on a piece of paper; it should mean something real. Lighter electrified trucks have been available in the market for some time, but for us that only really matters now when we are able to electrify our 64 ton loads. Our values ​​are “great chemistry” and this investment is in line with this motto. These questions have been on the table for a long time, but now we see that the market demand for sustainable solutions is increasing. This is starting to happen for real, ”says Wiklund.

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For more information, please contact:
Karin Hallstan, Head of Corporate Communications, Scania
Telephone: +46 76 842 81 04
E-mail: [email protected]

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