Tag: Scania

Jun 9, 2021 - 12:05 pm

Volkswagen invests another €500Mn in Northvolt

Volkswagen is investing another 620 million dollars, or about half a billion euros, in its battery cell partner Northvolt. The funding is part of a $2.75 billion private placement that the Swedish company announced today alongside news on production capacity increases.

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May 26, 2021 - 06:30 pm

Scania builds 15 electric rubbish trucks for Copenhagen

In Denmark, the City of Copenhagen has ordered 15 electric refuse collection trucks from the manufacturer Scania. The order is part of the city’s plan to achieve climate neutrality by 2025 and, as part of this, to procure at least 100 all-electric refuse collection vehicles by 2025.

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Mar 22, 2021 - 12:31 pm

Traton increases budget for electric vehicles

Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle subsidiary Traton has increased its investments in electromobility. The commercial vehicle manufacturer has now decided to invest 1.6 billion euros in research and development for e-mobility by 2025. Long-haul trucks will also be powered by batteries.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 01:28 pm

Sweden: Emobility testbed SEEL to become even bigger

The ‘Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory’ or SEEL for short, designed to make the country a hotbed for e-mobility, will grow larger than planned. The partners, which include Volvo and Scania as well as Chalmers University of Technology and RISE, now designated three sites.

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Nov 27, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Scania launches BEV & PHEV truck series

Truck manufacturer Scania says it has reached a milestone in electrification: the first commercial electric truck series from the Swedish VW subsidiary has now been launched on the market. Like the fully electric truck, the plug-in hybrid is also being delivered now and is similarly intended for urban distribution traffic.

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Nov 17, 2020 - 02:28 pm

Scania to build their very own battery plant

Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle brand Scania has announced that it will invest over one billion Swedish kroner (around 100 million euros) in the construction of a battery assembly plant next to its chassis assembly plant in Södertälje, Sweden.

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Nov 9, 2020 - 04:41 pm

Traton takes over Navistar/ Expands in North America

Traton’s expansion into the North American market now finds itself on the home stretch: The Volkswagen commercial vehicle subsidiary has just signed a binding takeover agreement with the US commercial vehicle manufacturer Navistar. The transaction is expected to be completed in mid-2021.

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Oct 28, 2020 - 02:54 pm

Traton & Hino launch e-mobility joint venture

Traton and Hino are intensifying their cooperation in the field of electromobility. As part of their strategic partnership, the commercial vehicle subsidiaries of Volkswagen and Toyota have signed a joint venture agreement to speed up development for products with battery and FC technology.

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Oct 11, 2020 - 01:59 pm

Scania and Fraunhofer electrify semi-trailers

Volkswagen subsidiary Scania made a solar cell clad trailer to power a plug-in hybrid truck and is preparing testing in Sweden. In Germany, Fraunhofer LBF was looking at semi-trucks as well and developed a lightweight high-voltage battery system for heavy-duty EVs.

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Sep 15, 2020 - 04:48 pm

Scania launches sales of BEV & PHEV trucks

Scania has announced the official market launch of its all-battery electric truck and plug-in hybrid truck. With these two models, the VW subsidiary brand initially intends to focus primarily on urban applications.

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Jul 13, 2020 - 06:00 pm

Coop Denmark looking into Scania electric trucks

The Danish grocery chain Coop Denmark has purchased an electric truck with a refrigerated body from Scania. If the test with the vehicle is successful in the Copenhagen area, the company plans to purchase another five to seven electric trucks next year.

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May 18, 2020 - 04:34 pm

ASKO orders up to 75 electric trucks from Scania

Norway’s largest food wholesaler ASKO has committed to order up to 75 battery-electric trucks from Scania over the next three years. For its part, the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer intends further to detail the plans for its battery-powered trucks this year.

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Sep 30, 2019 - 04:05 pm

Delays in German electric highway project Elisa

Germany’s electric highway project Elisa is experiencing delays. Five cantenary trucks i.e with overhead current collectors are to collect data on the A5 in order to sound out the opportunities for tomorrow’s freight traffic. Less than five months after the start of the project, only two trucks are in operation.

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May 14, 2019 - 02:45 pm

Scania signs up for Northvolt battery cells

Volkswagen’s Swedish commercial vehicle brand Scania has apparently signed a contract with the Swedish company Northvolt to supply battery cells for electric vehicles. The supply volume of the contract is not known.

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Feb 21, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Scania to test autonomous e-buses in Sweden

Scania and Scandinavian public transport operator Nobina have started preparations for a trial with fully autonomous electric buses to begin in 2020. Two Scania Citywide LF electric buses will be tested on a stretch of regular road in Stockholm.

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Dec 12, 2018 - 12:01 am

Scania developing fuel cell refuse truck

Scania is developing a fuel cell refuse truck together with Renova, a waste handling company in Sweden. The truck will feature a fully electrified powertrain as well as an electrified compactor. Supported by government agencies, Scania set delivery for 2019/20.

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Sep 20, 2018 - 06:00 pm

Italy to construct e-highway on section of A35

Following in the footsteps of Sweden and Germany, Italy will now also convert a section of their roads to a so-called e-highway with overhead cables for electrified trucks. They will also be testing the hybrid truck from Scania with overhead current collectors on the stretch of the A35.

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Jul 2, 2018 - 12:20 pm

Sweden establishes e-mobility testbed worth 1BN SEK

Carmakers Volvo and Volkswagen’s Scania together with the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), and Chalmers University of Technology are establishing a testbed for electric mobility. With funding from the Swedish government the investment totals one billion krona (about 96M euro).

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Jun 23, 2018 - 03:50 pm

eHighway pilot under construction on the Autobahn

Works have started on one of three eHighway projects in Germany. Led by Siemens, the track along the A1 motorway will enable hybrid trucks to charge while in motion via overhead wire. The pilot set to start in mid-2019 will receive power from renewable energy sources.

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May 26, 2018 - 05:09 pm

Green light for eHighway pilot in Germany

The German environmental ministry has given the green light for the eHighway pilot to look further into the electrification of long distance hauling trucks via pantograph. Project partners are Siemens and Volkswagen.

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Feb 5, 2018 - 06:01 pm

Sweden backs Northvolt battery pilot plant with €15m

Northvolt has found a new backer for setting up a battery cell production pilot plant. The Swedish Energy Agency will support the demonstration line, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås with a grant of SEK 146m. The new line precedes a planned Swedish Gigafactory.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/06/09/volkswagen-invests-another-e500mn-in-northvolt/
09.06.2021 12:45