SCANIA LAUNCHED ITS FULLY ELECTRIC TRUCK WITH THE RANGE OF 250 KM | Automotive News | Auto Reporter
Scania launches its first fully electric truck With a range of up to 250 km, the electric truck can run during the whole day and return safely to its home depot for overnight charging. If there is a need for an extended range, the driver can fast charge the truck over a break.
The truck is available in five options, for a total of 165 kWh, or nine batteries totaling 300 kWh installed capacity. With five batteries the range is 130 km. The range is dependent on weight, body type, and topography. Additional batteries are mounted on the chassis frame. The new electric motor delivers continuous power of 310 hp. The motor has two gears to provide high power over a wider speed span.
One of the major benefits of an electric motor compared with a combustion engine is that it is easily controllable. Other components needed for fully electric propulsion, such as battery management units, battery cooling components, electrohydraulic steering system, electric air compressor, and inverter are also mounted along with the chassis frame.
Scania’s battery-electric truck comes equipped with a CCS charging connector to charge from the electric grid. With 130 kW DC charging, the five battery packs will be charged in less than 55 minutes and the nine batteries in less than 100 minutes. The truck can also be charged through regenerative braking.
“Sustainable emission-free transport is an increasing requirement for transport companies,” says Anders Lampinen, Director, New Technologies. “Acquiring an electric truck is not just an investment in the customer’s fleet, but also in its brand and market. The electric truck enables the customer to stay ahead of the competition, learn about infrastructural challenges, and start adapting for the future.”