July 25, 2024

New Company Launched by Scania to Offer Charging Solutions

Swedish automotive company Scania has established a new entity, Erinion, dedicated to providing private and semi-public charging solutions for electric trucks.

This initiative aims to promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) by offering depot and destination charging facilities, essential for ensuring premium uptime for zero-emission fleets.

By 2030, Scania envisions having 50% of its European sales volume consisting of electric trucks, aligning with the expected 230,000 electric trucks on European roads by then.

Erinion’s goal is to deploy at least 40,000 charge points at customer locations by the end of the decade to support this growth.

Research in the industry suggests that depot charging will become the primary energy source for electric trucks, catering to both short and long-haul operations.

Unlike public charging networks, depot and destination charging offer dedicated infrastructure at the customer’s base or specific sites, providing benefits such as reliable charging schedules, increased vehicle uptime, and enhanced operational efficiency.

Erinion’s charging solutions promise optimized power levels and schedules, enhancing battery life and overall efficiency of electric trucks.

Moreover, charging during off-peak hours can lead to reduced electricity costs, while destination charging can be strategically used during driver breaks or delivery times.

Initially targeting key European markets including Sweden, Norway, the UK, the Netherlands, France, and Germany, Erinion plans for global expansion in the future.

The company’s brand-agnostic approach ensures that businesses of all vehicle brands can access Erinion’s charging infrastructure and services.

Gustaf Sundell, Scania Group’s head of ventures and new business, highlighted the significance of Erinion in the evolving transport ecosystem, facilitating the transition to electric transports.

According to a study by Boston Consulting Group, foreign electric competitors may capture 11% of the European truck market from European manufacturers by 2035, urging legislators to push for increased production of zero-emission vehicles for global competitiveness.

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