Scania builds extremely heavy and extra-long electrified truck for Jula Logistics
SODERTALJE, Sweden, 28 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Swedish company Jula Logistics uses a 32-meter Scania truck as a high-capacity transport to be able to carry more goods for each transport and, as a result, reduce emissions. Now is the time to take the next step: the huge truck will be powered by electricity. This is the latest example of a sustainable transport solution that Scania is developing in close collaboration with a progressive customer.
European trucks are authorized to carry 40 tonnes and carry a 12-meter container. Since 2015 Jula Logistics has been using a vehicle twice the size, which means it carries two containers and is 32 meters long. This truck has a total weight of 64 tons including load and trailer. By transporting more cargo with each transport, and thus reducing the number of daily trips between the warehouse and the loading port, Jula Logistics saves 70% energy and emissions per unit transported. From now on, the truck will be powered by electricity, and will be commissioned sometimes in the first half of 2022.
“We use intermodal transport, where our cargo arrives at the port by Gothenburg by boat, are stowed in a train that goes to Falköping. From there the cargo is transported by truck to the last part of the journey to our warehouse in Skara. Making this transport chain even more sustainable by using a truck powered by electricity from the solar panels that we will build on the roof of our warehouse is just fantastic, ”says Lennart Karlsson, CEO Jula Logistics.
The collaboration with Jula Logistics is in line with how Scania is leading the shift to sustainable transport.
“Electrification is a must for our commitment to zero emissions and to achieve our climate goals. Close partnerships with stakeholders who share our values are important for this to move at the necessary pace. We cannot do it alone, and Jula Logistics is a much appreciated partner who cares deeply about the environment, ”says
Fredrik allard, head of electric mobility at Scania.
Scania works with both prototypes and new business models, and together with customers and other partners, future solutions are simulated and realized. The solution with which Scania has helped Jula Logistics allows the extra-long and heavy vehicle to make the round trip from the train stop in Falköping to the warehouse in Skara, a distance of 60 kilometers several times.
“The new extremely long and heavy electrified truck is a prime example of how close dialogue with customers allows us to build a one-of-a-kind vehicle that meets the demands of this particular customer at a very early stage, also for a model which is not produced in series ”, specifies Allard.
A detailed overview of energy consumption, an optimized tour schedule and the need to recharge are meticulously simulated upstream to enable this transport flow. Once the truck is up and running it has a positive influence on the adjustment of Jula’s distribution flow from day one. An essential part of the collaboration with Jula Logistics will be to optimize the loading process, the associated infrastructure and the complete flow on time.
“Our partnership with Scania shows that this is technically possible, but we also need to create a long-term possibility of driving these longer vehicles which allow us to have a greater amount of freight on the last part of our intermodal flow”, Karlsson says. .
Scania and Jula Group are aiming for a long-term partnership with an advanced electrification of the transport flows managed by Jula Logistics. The electrification of this 32-meter Scania truck is just the start.
For more information, please contact:
Karin Hallstan, Head of Corporate Communications, Scania
Telephone: +46 76 842 81 04
E-mail: [email protected]
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