Scania will deliver more than 100 electric trucks to municipal waste management company ARC in Copenhagen
SÖDERTALJE, Sweden, March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Scania will supply at least 78 fully electric L-series trucks, with an optional 23 additional trucks, to the Amager Resource Center (ARC) for the treatment of urban waste in the Copenhagen Region. The first two trucks have already been delivered in December 2021.
The fleet of electric trucks, producing zero tailpipe emissions, will help improve air quality and reduce noise for residents of the Danish capital region. The low-entry L-series cabs, most of which are also equipped with the Scania City Door, will improve working conditions for drivers and crews with their ergonomics and ride comfort, optimized for urban transport operations which include frequent stops.
The order includes at least 72 dumpsters (with an additional 19 optional), six box trucks (with an additional four optional), as well as a hook lift truck (with a second optional), and includes repair and contracts maintenance of 8 to 10 years.
“It was important to us that the trucks had a high level of safety and new, innovative safety solutions. Scania also offered comprehensive training and education, including standby service in combination with a strong service network that ensures high uptime,” says Jacob Hartvig SimonsenManaging Director, CRA
“One of the reasons for Scania’s choice was the passenger side ‘bus door’. It is designed as a revolving glass door with a large uninterrupted full-height glazed area that opens inwards, allows a quick entry and exit and gives the driver a good overview,” says Per Fischer, Contract Manager, ARC.
The decarbonization of waste management and recycling is an important part of that of Copenhagen ambitious goal to become the world’s first carbon-neutral capital by 2025. Amager Bakke’s iconic waste treatment plant, with its rooftop ski slope and recreation area, is a symbol of sustainable ambitions of the city and ARC aims for it to become the world’s first carbon-neutral waste-to-energy plant.
“Scania’s collaboration with ARC is a great example of how we are working with potential customers to analyze their operations and identify the vehicle specifications and operational adaptations needed for them to go electric. A good product is not enough. It is crucial to work closely with the client, as is the team Denmark has done in a fantastic way, in order to understand and solve the new challenges that electrification poses”, says Fredrik Allard, E-Mobility Manager, Scania. “By providing advice that covers the entire operation, we ensure that our offer corresponds to the client’s needs.”
The first two fully electric L-series trucks were delivered in December 2021and the rest of the fleet will be delivered throughout 2022 and into the first half of 2023.
For more information, please contact:
Erik Bratthall, Public and Media Relations Manager, Scania
Telephone: +46 76 724 45 27
E-mail: [email protected]m
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