Scania announces sustainability partnership with Girteka
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Scania and Girteka have announced a new sustainability partnership as part of the two companies’ “shared commitment to reducing emissions from the transport sector". The agreement includes a target of up to 600 Scania battery-electric vehicles being delivered to Girteka over the next four years.
In addition to the electric truck order, the companies will collaborate on establishing charging infrastructure and optimising charging solutions. The aim, says the companies, is to help reduce Girteka’s customers’ climate emissions at competitive costs.
Moreover, the two parties state that the scale-up of sustainable transportation will be realised by a deployment of vehicles with Scania’s new Super powertrain, which delivers eight percent fuel savings compared to the previous generation.
The joint press release adds that there will also be a focus on “people sustainability”. With regards to this, the companies have agreed to work together on driver safety and driver influence, with the intention of “accelerating Girteka’s ongoing investment in its people”.
Commenting on the announcement, Stefano Fedel, Executive Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing at Scania, said:
“We’re delighted to be working with Girteka, who share our goal of making the transport system more sustainable. As part of our aim of reaching a significant share electrical trucks of our sales in the coming years, it is crucial to partner up with key stakeholders in the European transport ecosystem. It’s also exciting to have the chance to work together on other aspects, including people sustainability.”
Mindaugas Pasilauskas, CEO of ClassTrucks, transport asset management company of Girteka, added:
“Sustainability also means safety and convenience for the drivers, so I’m happy that we, together with Scania, can contribute to the overall growth of safety on European roads, with mutual benefits for our customers, employees and communities. CEO of ClassTrucks, transport asset management company of Girteka.”