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Chiocchetti brings Scania hybrid to Italian mountains


The first Scania hybrid for waste collection has come to northern Italy. It is family-run Chiocchetti Luigi SRL, founded in 1973, that has set its sights to improve the environment in the Trentino-Alto Adige area.


When Luigi Chiocchetti started the company five decades ago, it was with the aim to collect and dispose of urban waste. But he was also guided by values vital to him; such as respect for the environment; and always being attentive to the needs of the people in the area. Today, the company has grown to fifty employees, and the values remain as Luigi’s sons Mirco, Michele, and Lodovico carry on in his footsteps.

A hybrid truck completes the fleet

To keep the quality of the service, Chiocchetti has decided to try a Scania plug-in hybrid for waste collection, with a range of up to 60 kilometers when fully charged, thanks to three batteries with an installed capacity of 90 kWh. The truck can be recharged thanks to regenerative braking or with a 40 kW mobile charger allowing recharge of up to 80% in less than an hour. “We are delighted to introduce such a state-of-the-art vehicle to our fleet and are confident that this investment will be of real benefit to the company and our operations. The hybrid joins another 35 Scania vehicles already in operation and will carry out missions mainly between the Dolomite passes and the Fassa and Fiemme valleys", declares Michele Chiocchetti, partner of Chiocchetti Luigi Srl.


The truck will carry out its operations on behalf of several municipalities in the region, such as Appiano, Terlano, and Andriano, and in many valleys covering the area; like Val di Fassa, Bassa Atesina, and Val Gardena. For Chiocchetti, it is a way to offer the territory and its community an innovative, far-sighted, and sustainable service.