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The new Scania battery-electric bus platform, one part of the company’s complete e-mobility solutions covering vehicles, services, and systems makes its debut at Busworld Europe.
With the introduction of low-entry 4×2 buses, the sustainably sourced and built batteries offer a vast energy storage capacity of up to 520 kWh and have been developed specifically for heavy commercial vehicles, enabling a range in optimal conditions of over 500 km.
Scania’s committed electrification journey started with field tests of hybrid electric buses as early as 2007. Today, with the introduction of the new Scania battery electric bus platform and complementary e-mobility solutions, Scania advances along its electrification roadmap to reach the set Science-Based Targets for CO2 reduction and to provide silent zero-emission transport for people and societies around the world.
Scania´s e-mobility offering encompasses everything from site energy and operational analysis to charging units, financing, installation and a range of other services, providing guidance throughout the implementation process and enabling reliable and efficient operations.
The initial introduction of the new platform is made available in low-entry 4×2 buses which will be developed in close collaboration with bodybuilder partners. These buses will be available in two performance steps — a four-battery variant with an installed capacity of 416 kWh and a five-battery variant with an installed capacity of 520 kWh. In optimal conditions, this equates to a range of more than 400 km for the former, and over 500 km for the latter.
«During the development of our new battery electric bus platform, range, performance, and battery responsibility have been key areas – all crucial to achieving viable and sustainable transport systems.
«Combined with our latest e-mobility services and solutions, this means we will provide complete and highly competitive solutions for urban applications in all our current regions», says Carl-Johan Lööf, Head of Product Management, People Transport Solutions at Scania.
For actors within the transport sector, it is essential to consider the impact of emissions on the environment and the management of the product life cycle. Scania is continuously aligning operations with the vision of sustainable development and focuses on managing the impact on both people and the environment throughout the value chain.
The sustainably developed batteries are both designed and produced in partnership between Northvolt and Scania, ensuring premium quality and all-round responsibility. Equipped with one of the most sustainable, heavy commercial vehicle batteries on the market, and engineered with improved battery capacity and range, the new bus platform also brings with it more advanced safety and digital functions: