The world's northernmost electric Scania truck
2 MAY 2022
A 19-tonne electric Scania truck has begun to operate regularly on Svalbard, Norway,one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas. The Norwegian postal service Posten Norge now distributes all parcels, mail and freight in Longyearbyen municipality with electric vehicles.
"A lot of environmental work is about breaking barriers. Posten Norge has begun using the world's northernmost electric truck in its regular operations in Longyearbyen, 78 degrees latitude, to the delight of employees and customers, and I hope it's an inspiration to others", says Tone Wille, CEO of Posten Norge.
Posten Norge has been testing the electric truck from Scania under Arctic conditions on Svalbard for a month. The vehicle passed the test and has joined Posten Norge's other electric vans, ensuring that logistic operations in Longyearbyen are as sustainable as possible.
At the beginning of 2022, 37 per cent of Posten Norge's vehicles were powered by renewable energy sources.
Scania has created an electrification roadmap which takes a multi-faceted approach to electrified transport, including research into different kinds of bio-fuelled hybrid technologies and fully-electric vehicles.