Scania delivers 66-tonne electric truck to Verdalskalk AS in Norway
2 MARCH 2023
Scania has delivered Norway's largest electric truck to the Verdalskalk limestone quarry in Verdal, Norway. With a total weight of 66 tonnes, it will annually transport around 120,000 tonnes of lime from the quarry to the port for shipment. The previous fossil fuel consumption on the route will be cut by 58,800 litres, and CO2 emissions by 156 tonnes.
“We are very proud to be pioneers in this area,” says Ketil Aksnes at Verdalskalk. “With the new truck in operation, it will also mean less noise for the residents along our 20 kilometre long transport route.”
Heavy transport pioneers with electric power
The truck, a P 45 with three axles and 300 kWh battery capacity, is part of Scania's Pilot Partner programme – a collaboration with selected customers on electric transport solutions not yet introduced on the market. “Scania already has a number of heavy vehicles with different development solutions ongoing, but this is the first one we are putting into operation in Norway,” says Tony Sandberg, director Pilot Partner at Scania.
The configuration for Verdalskalk is the first delivery in the heaviest of truck segments, with a total weight of 66 tonnes. There are already over 100 electric Scania trucks on Norwegian roads.
“Norway is a pioneering country for transport solutions with a focus on reducing climate impact, and I am sure that we will deliver more Pilot Partner vehicles to Norway,” says Tony Sandberg.
“With a long and trusted collaboration with Verdalskalk, it came naturally to contact them to offer an opportunity to test an electric truck for their transport needs. Verdalskalk has always challenged us to find good and alternative solutions, and to reduce emissions have been on the agenda for many years,” says Rune Wuttudal at Scania in Norway.
Practicing tomorrow’s technology
The truck will be charged at Verdalskalk’s facility at the port, and it will be maintained at Norsk Scania's workshop in Verdal, which district manager Annar Indahl is very pleased with. The service technicians have attended a course about the new product, and the necessary equipment is in place, so he feels confident that they will now manage tomorrow’s technology. “We are very proud to be given this opportunity, and we look forward to getting started and to gain experience with electric trucks for such heavy transport,” says Annar Indahl.
· Configuration: P 45 B6X2/4NB
· Cab: CP17N
· Wheelbase 4550 mm
· 9 Batteries 300 kWh battery capacity
· Electric machine: 450kW, 3500nm continuous power
· 6-speed gearbox
· Rear axle with hub reduction
· 31 tonnes total weight of vehicle (10 + 12.7 + 8.3)
· 74 tonnes technical gross weight
· Charging capacity: 130 kW
· Dump trailer with side tip from Maur Bilpåbygg
· Hydraulic canopy roof from Robol
· 4-axle tipper trailer.
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.