It is not only cars that fuel the share of electric vehicles. The world of heavy haulage is also evolving in this direction. As demonstrated by Scania, which has been expanding its range of vehicles for some time now, including electrified and electric ones, the new 20-ton Scania is added to the most recent 27-ton zero-emission truck. A vehicle indicated to cover essentially the last mile, useful for transport around urban centers. Before definitively taking action, or being part of the commercial network, the new Scania truck will undergo a series of pilot tests, directly by those who make effective use in the commercial field.

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The Swedish company, a Volkswagen Group brand, has announced a collaboration with one of the most important Danish retail companies, Coop Denmark. This partnership, which will actually start in the first quarter of next year, will be the ideal test bed for the electric truck. The 20-tonne truck (gross weight) equipped with a 135 kWh battery (usable capacity), which should guarantee an autonomy of 140 km, variable depending on the load and the type of activity. In this regard, a potential advantage of an electric heavy vehicle, which during loading and unloading operations can be connected to the network for charging. The Scania Truck can in fact be connected to direct current columns up to 130 kW.

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Scania plans to start series production of its new battery truck later this year. The Swedish company, as noted above, already has electrified commercial vehicles in its portfolio. Some have already ordered 75 units of the 27-ton version as an example.

July 20, 2020 (change July 20, 2020 | 15:40)

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