Scania delivers 66-ton electric truck to Norwegian firm
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Scania has delivered Norway's largest electric truck to the Verdalskalk limestone quarry in Verdal. With a total weight of 66 tons, it will annually transport around 120,000 tons of lime from the quarry to the port for shipment. According to Scania, the vehicle result in CO2 emissions being reduced by 156 tons.
Scania writes that the truck, a P 45 with three axles and 300 kWh battery capacity, is the first of many to come from the company’s Pilot Partner programme – a collaboration with selected customers on electric transport solutions not yet introduced on the market.
“We are very proud to be pioneers in this area,” says Ketil Aksnes at Verdalskalk. “With the new truck in operation, it will also mean less noise for the residents along our 20 kilometre long transport route.”
The configuration for Verdalskalk is the first delivery in the heaviest of truck segments, with a total weight of 66 tons.
“With a long and trusted collaboration with Verdalskalk, it came naturally to contact them to offer an opportunity to test an electric truck for their transport needs. Verdalskalk has always challenged us to find good and alternative solutions, and to reduce emissions have been on the agenda for many years,” says Rune Wuttudal at Scania in Norway.
The truck will be charged at Verdalskalk’s facility at the port, and it will be maintained at Norsk Scania’s workshop in Verdal.
“We are very proud to be given this opportunity, and we look forward to getting started and to gain experience with electric trucks for such heavy transport,” says Annar Indahl.