Written by Kfir Kedem - September 23, 2020
Scania are the first major truck manufacturer to align their own emission targets with scientific standards rather than legislative ones. Where most truck companies are releasing emission limited trucks alongside the EURO legislation, Scania are looking to make a real change and releasing their transport vehicles according to scientific emission restrictions. Over the past few years, they have been developing technologies and infrastructure for a greener future and are currently launching an electric truck, although they already have a few on the road. Their goal is to help limit global warming to below 2⁰C by the midcentury.
With the urgency to fulfil the Paris Agreement of completely decarbonizing heavy vehicle transport by 2050, Scania have already started taking steps to put themselves in front of their competition. One example can be seen by the catenary overhead lines that they have built for their trucks in some parts of Germany.
The Swedish manufacturer care about people’s health and say that their main goal is to have a healthier and safer world. This is their main reason for taking the leaps of reducing emissions in their vehicles.
Auto Trendy’s take:
It seems that all major truck manufacturers are focusing on electrification. Scania is attempting (and may succeed) to beat their competitors by developing infrastructure that will result in their electric fleets being used at an earlier stage. Although the catenary overhead lines are a great solution, it would be interesting to see how many of their electric trucks will actually be attached to these lines and if other manufacturers will follow suit with their installations.