A “wind-power driven truck”
4 MAY 2017
Scania’s portfolio of electrified vehicles includes a number of different solutions. One of them is the hybrid truck that operates the world’s first electric road.
Scania’s philosophy is to have a broad approach in researching sustainable technologies. That’s why the company’s research programme encompasses hybrid technology, plug-in hybrids, fully electric vehicles and different kinds of biofuels.
“We see a number of different solutions,” says Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt, Scania’s Head of Electrification. “Alternative fuels are gaining more and more ground, but electrification is one part of the solution.”
One promising solution is the world’s first electric road for heavy goods traffic where a Scania electrically-powered hybrid truck now operates a route in open motorway traffic with conductive charging technology. Sweden has the advantage of clean electricity generated from air, water and wind.
“So it’s actually a wind-power driven truck, with a potential of up to 100 percent reduction of fossil CO2 emissions,” says Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt, as he presents Scania’s portfolio of electrified vehicles.