Scania and Siemens to Develop Electrically Powered Vehicles
SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden -- March 11, 2013
Scania and Siemens have entered into a partnership which involves the
integration of Siemens technology to power vehicles with Scania's expertise in
the electrification of powertrains in trucks and buses. The partnership means
that Sweden may become the world's first country with electrically powered
trucks and electrified roads for commercial use.
Scania has for a long time explored the possibilities of electrifying the
powertrain in buses and trucks. Siemens has been working with technology, in
which vehicles receive power from a wire in the air via a pantograph on the
roof. The two companies have now teamed up to develop electrically powered
trucks for commercial use.
“Full-scale demonstration of electrified road sections can quickly become a
reality through this partnership,” says Henrik Henriksson, Executive Vice
President and head of Scania’s sales and marketing. “Fuel savings made
possible by electrification are huge, and this project is a foundation stone
for fossil-free road transport.”
Scania continuously strives to reduce heavy transport’s environmental impact,
and the development of electric vehicles will be an important part of the
transition to a more sustainable transport system. Scania’s powertrain
technology with a hybrid powertrain (a combination of electric and internal
combustion technology) can be supplemented by electrical transmission through
a line in the air (conduction) or powered through the road surface
(induction), thus becoming completely electrically powered on electrified road
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for
heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines.
Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s
operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions
and maximum uptime Scania also offers financial services. Employing some
38,600 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and
development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes
place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of
both components and complete vehicles. In 2012, net sales totalled SEK 79.6
billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.6 billion. Scania press releases are
available on www.scania.com(http://www.scania.com/se)
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