Coop to deploy battery electric Scania truck for its distribution operations

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Denmark’s largest retail company Coop will deploy a battery electric Scania truck in its city distribution operations. This is the latest example of Scania’s co-development of sustainable transport solutions with progressive customers. 

The adoption of heavy vehicles that operate on renewable biofuels and hybrid electric solutions has positioned Denmark as one of the more progressive countries in sustainable transport. Now, fully electric battery powered vehicles are also entering. The Scania truck, with an estimated range of up to 140 km, is planned to go into Coop’s operations in the first quarter of 2021. The range can be extended with fast charging opportunities, for example while loading or unloading goods.

The green transition in the transport sector was going too slowly. The company had therefore chosen to take the lead themselves to boost development and show that it was feasible,said Nicolaj Boysen, Logistics Director at Coop Danmark.

With carbon emission free operations and virtually no noise pollution with the silent electric drive, the battery electric trucks are ideal in city distribution. A prerequisite for well-to-wheel emission free operations is that the electricity is sourced from non-fossil energy, which is broadly available in Denmark. 

Anton Freiesleben, Sales Director at Scania in Denmark commented that, Scania continued to invest in and develop electrified solutions and they were beginning to reach the tipping point where electrified solutions for heavy commercial transport was a sound stand-alone investment for their customers. Coop’s sustainability aims matched theirs and they looked forward to close cooperation as they together took these steps in electrification.  

Scania’s official launch of its battery electric trucks will take place later in 2020. The company already produces battery electric buses and hybrid electric trucks and buses in addition to its broad range of vehicles that run on renewable biofuels.

FACTS ABOUT THE TRUCK: 

  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 20 tonnes (Extra chassis weight is compensated by Danish Government regulation allowing up to 2 tonnes higher total weight for BEV)
  • Configuration: 4×2
  • Powertrain: 230 kW electric machine / 290 kW peak power, 2-speed transmission, 2150 Nm peak torque
  • Energy storage: Li-ion batteries, 135 kWh usable energy 
  • Charging: Max power 130 kW DC (CCS)
  • Range: Up to 140 km (depending on assignment/operation)
  • Electric PTO: 50 kW
  • L-cab Scania city cab with kneeling and city safe window

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