Scania awarded for its sustainable electric trucks

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Scania has been awarded the “European Transport Award” in the category “Electrified trucks” based on their sustainability aspects. According to the organiser, Huss-Verlag in Munich and the magazine “Transport,” Scania’s trucks excelled in environmental protection in combination with economic success and social responsibility. The jury consisted of five prominent members representing media, academia and federal authorities.

“We are delighted over this award,” says Nina Khanaman, Director and Head of Marketing and Communication at Scania Germany. “It captures what the transformation is all about, that developing excellent products are not enough: they must also offer a sustainable 360 perspective where all relevant aspects are covered.”

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Scania’s latest electrified trucks are geared towards regional applications and offers ranges of up to 350 kilometres. Scania is using battery cells from the Swedish manufacturer Northvolt that has the capacity for powering trucks for at least 1.5 million kilometres. The carbon footprint from these batteries is approximately one-third of a comparative industry reference since Northvolt is using fossil-free energy and sustainable processes for the production in their gigafactory in Skelleftea, Sweden.

“By recognising cutting edge solutions like our BEV Scania trucks, the European Transport Award is paving the way for the shift towards a fossil-free transport future,” says Khanaman. “Being acknowledged on this level, by experienced professionals, is proof for Scania being a leading provider of sustainable, truck-based solutions.”

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Itumeleng is the Managing Editor of The Auto Magazine. He is a tech and car enthusiast