To support the transition to electric transport, Scania CV AB has announced the launch of Erinion, a new company focused on private and semi-public charging solutions. This strategic initiative aims to install 40,000 new charging points at customer locations, enhancing Scania Group’s e-Mobility offerings within the transport ecosystem.


Source: Scania

Erinion is designed to facilitate depot and destination charging, accelerating the adoption of electric trucks. This move aligns with Scania’s goal of promoting a sustainable transport system and achieving 50% electric sales in Europe by 2030. The company’s solutions are intended to help customers transition to zero-emission fleets while ensuring high operational uptime.

Industry research indicates that depot charging will be the primary energy source for both short and long-distance operations. Complementing public charging networks, depot and destination charging provide dedicated infrastructure at customer depots or other specified locations. These solutions offer predictable charging schedules, increased uptime, and operational efficiency, along with stable energy costs tailored to each customer’s needs.

Depot and destination charging can optimise charging power levels and schedules, improving battery life and vehicle efficiency. Depot charging typically occurs during off-peak hours, reducing electricity rates, while destination charging can be done opportunistically during driver breaks or deliveries.

Scania’s research, supported by pilot programmes, suggests these enhanced charging solutions could lead to significant cost savings. Customers might see up to a 50% reduction in investment needs and operational savings of up to €15,000 per truck annually.

Erinion aims to provide advanced depot charging solutions, offering more than just chargers and grid connections. Customers will benefit from integrated software and hardware, as well as operational services and support. These modular solutions can be purchased via a standard reseller model or a flexible pricing model, which includes down payments, financial leases, and rolling service and maintenance fees.

Initially, Erinion will focus on markets in Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, and Germany, with plans for a global rollout. The brand-agnostic approach ensures that businesses, regardless of their vehicle brand, can utilise Erinion’s charging infrastructure and services. By 2030, Erinion plans to install at least 40,000 charging points to support an estimated 230,000 electric trucks on European roads.

Jonas Hernlund, Head of Energy and Infrastructure at Scania Group, highlighted the benefits of Erinion’s solutions: “Customers can focus on their core business, while a specialised charging unit manages the hardware, software, financing, and operational services required for large-scale charging.”

Gustaf Sundell, Executive Vice President and Head of Ventures and New Business at Scania Group, added, “Our new depot charging solutions company will play a crucial role in the future transport ecosystem, supporting customers as they transition to electric transport.”