Scania has delivered Norway’s largest electric truck to the Verdalskalk limestone quarry in Verdal. With a weight of 66 tonnes, the truck will annually transport around 120,000 tonnes of lime from the quarry to the port for shipment.
Scania’s P 45 electric truck with three axles and 300 kWh battery capacity is part of Scania’s Pilot Partner programme, which aims to collaborate with selected customers on electric transport solutions not yet introduced on the market.
“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.”
This delivery is the first in the heaviest of truck segments, with a total weight of 66 tonnes. The new truck will help cut 58,800 litres of fossil fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions by 156 tonnes on the route annually. The truck will be charged at Verdalskalk’s facility at the port, and it will be maintained at Norsk Scania’s workshop in Verdal. The service technicians have already attended a course on the new product, and the necessary equipment is in place.
Verdalskalk is proud to be a pioneer in this area and welcomes the new truck. Ketil Aksnes at Verdalskalk stated that the new truck will mean less noise for the residents along the 20 kilometre long transport route. There are already over 100 electric Scania trucks on Norwegian roads, and the company aims to deliver more Pilot Partner vehicles to Norway.
“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.