Emissionsfrei im LKW-Langstreckenverkehr. Foto: DB Schenker

Emission-free on the long haul: DB Schenker tests Scania R450e electric truck

DB Schenker is the first company in Sweden to test the R450e electric truck from Scania in regular long-distance transport. The approximately 300-kilometer journey from Jönköping to Södertälje takes around three hours. The seven batteries in Scania’s R 450e have a capacity of 728 kilowatt hours. The number of batteries has been increased in order to be able to cover around 300 kilometers without intermediate charging under Nordic weather conditions with a gross vehicle weight of 64 tons and a length of 24 meters. The R 450e truck is the first battery-electric long-haul truck from Scania with this range. The truck is charged at DB Schenker terminals using high-performance chargers from ABB E-mobile.

Smaller e-trucks are already frequently used on short journeys, for example in distribution transport in cities. The use of zero-emission commercial vehicles with heavy loads is still a challenge. Long distances with heavy loads place high demands on the trucks and the charging infrastructure. The E-Charge project brings together 14 partners who are jointly developing and testing battery-electric long-distance transportation. The tests are carried out in real truck operations in Sweden and are adapted to the drivers’ driving and rest times. After three years of preparation and research work as part of the E-Charge project, DB Schenker is now starting to test the e-truck in daily long-distance transportation.

Anna Hagberg, Head of Network & Line Haul at DB Schenker: “DB Schenker is testing the new e-truck in daily traffic. This is an important step towards enabling the electrification of the entire transport chain. For DB Schenker, it is about testing fully electric heavy trucks on long-distance routes and gaining experience. Electrification plays a crucial role in the transition away from fossil fuels. As heavy and long-haul transport causes the highest emissions, electrification is incredibly important.”

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15.05.2024   |  

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