Scania has partnered with SCA (Europe’s largest private forest owner) to develop a battery-electric truck with a technical hauling capability of up to 80 tonnes. This advancement comes as we see a shift towards electrifying road transport – a step toward a fossil-free society and a more sustainable transport solution for the forestry industry.
“The cooperation with Scania is an important way for us to jointly find innovative solutions for sustainable transport. Electric timber trucks will be a strong contribution to SCA’s work with sustainability, where we are part of the solution for a fossil-free world. By running just one electric truck between Gimonäs and Obbola, we can reduce our carbon emissions by about 55,000 kg per year,” says Hans Djurberg, Head of Sustainability, SCA.
“As we now demonstrate that it is also possible to electrify very heavy transport, there is a growing need to build out charging infrastructure for heavy vehicles. SCA can further increase our contribution to help fight climate change, but a serious effort must be made to build out charging infrastructure. This responsibility ultimately falls on the government,” says Jörgen Bendz, Head of Wood Supply, SCA.
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