Scania Launches Plug-in Hybrid, Electric Trucks – Fuel Smarts – Heavy Duty Trucking


 - Photo: Scania

Photo: Scania

Scania, a Traton brand, has officially launched its range of plug-in hybrid and fully electric trucks with a focus on last-mile operations.

“It is with a great deal of pride that we announce the start of Scania’s long-term electrification commitment,” says Scania’s President and CEO Henrik Henriksson. “We will over the coming years annually launch electrified products for our entire range and we are presently reorganizing our production towards that end.”

According to Henriksson, Scania will also introduce long-distance electric trucks adapted for fast charging in the near future. 

The Scania fully electric L- and P-series trucks are equipped with a 165-300kWh battery pack for the 230kW electric motor, equal to approximately 310 hp. Customers can select either five or nine batteries, the latter for a range of up to 250 km on a single charge.

The plug-in hybrid truck, also available for L- and P-series cabs, allows for increased range in combustion engine mode and up to 60 km in electric mode.

“Although electrified vehicles in certain aspects represent a new technology, we’ve taken all possible steps to ensure that we apply the same unwavering uptime criteria as for our other trucks,” says Anders Lampinen, director of new technologies.