Electric trucks have a range of up to 400 km
Continuing advances in battery technology are significantly extending the range of electric trucks. Scania’s latest electric truck has a range of up to 400 km.
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Greater energy efficiency makes the operating costs of electric trucks lower than those of diesel trucks, and the electricity is generally cheaper than diesel fuel on a per-kilometre basis.
The ability to meet environmental and governmental regulations could also have a positive effect on the cost calculations.
One example is reduced emissions costs. As electric vehicles produce no exhaust-pipe emissions whatsoever, this can lead to savings in emissions-related costs, such as not having to pay fines for exceeding emission standards or fees for emission testing.
Another example is environmental regulations. As governments worldwide introduce stricter emissions standards, diesel vehicles may have to meet compliance needs, which can increase operating costs.
Continuing advances in battery technology are significantly extending the range of electric trucks. Scania’s latest electric truck has a range of up to 400 km, with gross train weights of 40 tons. This means it is already possible to electrify a lot of typical transport jobs, such as haulage deliveries.
In Scania’s latest electric truck, we have managed to increase the charging speed to 300 km added range per hour for a typical transport. Or, to put it another way: during your 45-minute lunch break, you can add at least 200 km to your truck’s range.
New and even quicker charging technology is just around the corner. Scania is currently piloting the next generation of charging technology, megawatt charging system (MCS), which will halve the charging time for heavy-duty vehicles. MCS is due to be rolled out in 2024.
Depot charging is the backbone of the charging system for heavy trucks. According to Scania’s transport analyses, between 55 and 80 percent of the charging needs can be taken care of by depot charging, depending on the application.
At the operator’s depot or base station, the batteries of heavy vehicles are often charged overnight or at other times when they are not in use so that they are fully charged before the trucks are deployed for the day.
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