Mining company Boliden has purchased a 74 tonnes electrified Scania truck for heavy transport. With delivery scheduled for spring 2022, the electrified truck is a part of the company’s aim to decrease its CO2-emissions with 40 percent by 2030.
The electrified truck, with a total weight of 74 tonnes including load and trailer, will be driven by haulage company Renfors Åkeri AB on a 30 km return-trip route on public roads by the mine in northern Sweden. The technical solutions of the truck is based on the current series-produced technology but with stronger components added, something that makes the electrified vehicle work during the tough operations. This powerful load capacity and an even longer range are a part of Scania’s series-produced solutions within 24 months. The delivery of this truck is planned for the second quarter 2022.
“Once again, we show that it is technically possible with completely electrified solutions for heavy vehicles. The development is rapid! It is vital that the infrastructure keeps up to enable more customers to take this step. It is also very valuable to work on this kind of concept for heavy electrified operations with players such as Boliden, that wants to push development, not least in the environmental area,” says Fredrik Allard, Head of E-mobility, Scania.
”To try an electrified solution for very heavy vehicles at an early stage and contribute to the development and transition to sustainable solutions are very much in line with our agenda. The electrified Scania truck will reduce emissions in one of the most important flows in our operations and further strengthen our high climate performance,” says Jonas Ranggård, Program Manager, Boliden.