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Meet the people that make fossil-free transportation possible

17 DECEMBER 2020

Earlier this autumn Scania introduced its first commercial electric truck range, a milestone in its aim to be leading in the transition to a sustainable transport system. And from now on Scania will launch new electrical trucks and buses every year. Meet some of the young, dedicated experts who make this transition possible.

Scania is committed to achieving a fossil-free commercial transport system and electric vehicles are a crucial part of that journey. Over the past few years Scania has taken several significant steps forward in the development of electric vehicle technology. To be able to meet the transformation the company has employed, reskilled and trained a completely different kind of talent. Today thousands of experts work inhouse, developing electrified vehicles and transport solutions. 

Alexander Tasevski is 27 years old and work at Scania with electric cables and the new electric systems for Scania´s electric and autonomous vehicles.

 

“I want to be in the new creative projects where we have to challenge others and I can challenge myself. Then it came as a natural thing that I would go into these electric projects,” he says, and continues:

 

“What I really like with the work is that we have all the knowledge in-house in Scania. I can just go around the corner, to another office and I will always find the knowledge I need. That´s something I´ve never seen before!”

Sofi Eriksson spends her days at the Scania Technical Centre as team leader for a group that works with high-voltage cable harness systems. What interested her for Scania was that she wanted to work with sustainable energy solutions.

 

“I believe that we will use electrical trucks a lot more in the future. To work with it you have to, first of all, want to be a part of this shift to electrifies solutions.”

 

This work could be dangerous, in case we haven’t done the design properly, so that´s why we are very keen on having everything safe for the customer. That is our responsibility.

 

 “It´s really fun work and it´s also a futureproof job, I feel.”

Alexander Magnusson has always been interested in new technology. He started 15 years ago, building small electrical airplanes, and from there evolved to home-built electrical cars. Now he work as a development engineer at Scania testing batteries.

 

“It´s been a long journey to go from just a few watts all the way to now, where it´s many kilowatts. But in the end it´s the same physics, from the small aircraft all the way up to these big-scale trucks,” he says.

 

“In my opinion the technology for electric heavy trucks is here. It´s just to get it all out to the customer. And then, I think it´s a cool future we have ahead.”