The World’s first fully electrical timber truck – now up and running

The World’s first fully electrical timber truck

SCA has together with Scania developed the World’s first electric timber truck. SCA’s goal is to make the entire value chain fossil-free. The industrial processes at SCA are already 96 percent fossil-free. This is the next step in development.

The World’s first fully electrical timber truck

The World’s first fully electrical timber truck

The first electrical timber truck with a capacity of 80 tons has been delivered to SCA. The vehicle has been developed by Scania in close cooperation with SCA and Skogforsk, the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden.

Log Max Harvester Heads

The electrical truck will transport timber between SCA’s timber terminal in Gimonäs and the paper mill in Obbola close to Umeå in northern Sweden. It can be driven on public roads with a weight of 64 tons and 80 tons on private roads.

Testing during the summer

The electric timber truck will be tested during the summer, and continuously studied by Skogforsk to collect data to compare with conventional diesel-powered transports.

The plan is that the truck should be included in the regular operations after that.

“This is a first concrete step towards electric propulsion in the most difficult part of the landborne transport chain, which is extremely important. This global challenge that many have wrestled with and now we are showing together with an innovative partner, Scania, that Swedish industry can drive sustainability development,” says Hans Djurberg, Head of Sustainability at SCA.

The World’s first fully electrical timber truck
“Sustainability and reduced carbon dioxide emissions are important for society as a whole, which means that the business is also dependent on us driving development. Our forests and forest products have created enormous climate benefits for a long period of time and our industries are very climate-efficient, which is why it is also obvious with high climate ambitions for our transports,” says Hans Djurberg.

The press release

Read the press release from SCA here.

Photos: Robert Östholm, SCA, and Dan Boman med Copyright Scania CV AB.

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