ASKO looks forward to new generation electric trucks with longer range
15 JUNE 2022
When those who have already tried get to decide, they try some more. For Norwegian food wholesaler ASKO, the idea to drive battery-powered electric vehicles in the capital region was a great one from the start, and is something that they have done for long.
Norway has excellent availability of green energy, because of its topography with mountains, plateaus and fjords. This makes it a good place to test the advantages with zero-emission transport, and now ASKO looks forward to the next generation of Scania electric trucks.
Takes the next step
Although ASKO has worked several years with electric trucks, many things are still new when it comes to electrification. “Scania has helped us look at our routes, to have an overview of where we may currently use our electric trucks, and in what areas we will be able to use them in the future,” says Marius Råstad, Corporate Logistics Manager, ASKO.
To know what routes, areas and regions they can run their electric vehicles, is vital information that enables ASKO to decide on how many electric trucks they need to purchase every year.
Already planning ahead
“Today, these electric trucks run on our distribution routes, primarily in and around cities but we are happy to see the next generation,” Råstad adds. They see that where they can use these trucks actually changes, and that they will be able to run them on longer distance routes. “We know we will have it, and we are looking forward to it.”
ASKO intends to increase the number of electric vehicles in their fleet, and also their operation hours. To have them work around the clock is on the wish list, as long as it goes with their schedule and transport volume.
ASKO’s aim is to have a completely emission free transport before 2026. Today, they are clearly on the way with more than 60 electric trucks in operations.
Scania´s Battery Electric truck enables 100 % emissions free operation 100% of the time. In 2020 Scania launched its first battery electric truck, a rigid truck intended for urban operations. Now Scania´s range of electric trucks is growing year by year and our customers will in the near future have electrical solutions for all transport needs, including long-haulage.