ASKO to purchase Scania environmental trucks for its fleetMay 20, 2020
ASKO, a leading Norwegian food wholesaler, has entered into a 3-year contract with Scania for the supply of 75 battery powered electric vehicles. This is a new stage of cooperation between partners in the implementation of high-performance trucks on the principles of sustainable development.
ASKO and Scania are planning a joint study of new electrification technologies in the automotive industry. Earlier this year, ASKO began operating four Scania hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, and then expanded its fleet with two Scania cargo battery electric vehicles.
As the chairman of the board of ASKO NORGE AS, Thorbjorn Johannson, said: “We aim to create an environmentally friendly fleet by 2026. In this regard, the acquisition of Scania rechargeable electric trucks is an important step for us on the road to transport free of fossil fuels. ”
Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO of Scania, in turn emphasized: “We are pleased that progressive companies are taking concrete steps to protect the environment. The partnership with ASKO is a good example of how Scania not only reduces its CO2 emissions from manufacturing and operations, but also works with customers to introduce innovative, environmentally friendly transportation solutions to the freight industry. ”
According to Scania’s plans, in the coming years the battery technology will be further improved to increase refueling mileage without adding battery weight. The production of electric trucks on batteries will complement the existing production of battery electric buses and hybrid electric trucks. Scania seeks to maximize the satisfaction of the growing demand of transport companies from different countries for heavy equipment on electricity and renewable fuels.
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