Coop to use battery electric Scania truck in Denmark

Denmark’s largest retail company Coop will deploy a battery electric Scania truck in its city distribution operations.

The adoption of heavy vehicles that operate on renewable biofuels and hybrid electric solutions has positioned Denmark as one of the more progressive countries in sustainable transport. Now, fully electric battery powered vehicles are also entering.

The Scania truck, with an estimated range of up to 140 km, is planned to go into Coop’s operations in the first quarter of 2021. The range can be extended with fast charging opportunities, for example while loading or unloading goods.

“The green transition in the transport sector is going too slowly,” says Nicolaj Boysen, Logistics Director at Coop Danmark. “We have therefore chosen to take the lead ourselves to boost development and show that it is feasible.”

Scania to launch its electric truck by the end of 2020

Scania’s official launch of its battery electric trucks will take place later in 2020.

  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 20 tonnes;
  • Configuration: 4×2;
  • Powertrain: 230 kW electric machine / 290 kW peak power, 2-speed transmission, 2150 Nm peak torque;
  • Energy storage: Li-ion batteries, 135 kWh usable energy;
  • Charging: Max power 130 kW DC (CCS);
  • Range: Up to 140 km (depending on assignment/operation);
  • Electric PTO: 50 kW;
  • L-cab Scania city cab with kneeling and city safe window.
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