Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks, urban and intercity buses, coaches and industrial and marine engines. The company has been a Volkswagen Group brand since 2008.
Scania’s purpose is to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society and the environment.
Scania focuses on producing efficient, low-carbon solutions that boost customer profitability, well aware that success in these efforts depends on close collaboration and solution-finding partnerships along the entire value chain. By succeeding in this ambition, we strengthen our own competitiveness, profitability and future success. In 2021, Scania’s sales revenue totaled € xx,xxx billion.
The three highlight projects 2021
“We are committed to a leadership role in the shift toward a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society and the environment.”
Scania introduces a new powertrain
Scania's new powertrain, introduced in November 2021, has sustainability in focus, with 8% fuel savings. With its all-new engine platform for Euro 6 vehicles, Scania’s powertrain promises fuel savings that typically will reach eight percent for long haulage customers. All engines have inherent HVO fuel capabilities and two of them can be ordered as FAME biodiesel versions.
As the first major manufacturer of heavy commercial vehicles Scania set Science Based carbon reduction Targets (SBT), a commitment to reduce emissions at the scale and pace science dictates necessary to limit global warming. Although electrification is critical to our overall decarbonisation journey, improving powertrain efficiency will be key role in accelerating progress towards our targets in the short term. Our new powertrain platform marks a major step forward in this. That is why Scania’s new powertrain is so important, it will contribute towards substantial emission reductions here and now.
Scania’s electrification roadmap
In 2020, we launched our first battery electric vehicle (BEV) truck, designed for urban applications. The launch was the first phase in an electrification roadmap that will see Scania ramping up its production of electric vehicles, including trucks designed to carry increasingly heavier loads over longer distances. At the same time, we are working with our battery and charging infrastructure partners to reduce the charging time these vehicles will require. By 2023, we will have trucks capable of carrying 40 tonnes for four hours, or 60 tonnes for three hours, on a 45-minute charge.
In 2021, Scania introduced Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) trucks that can be fitted with different powertrain and charging options, thus offering solutions that can fulfil various demands for applications such as refrigerated transports, concrete mixers and regional distribution.
A fast transition to electrification is key in the shift towards a more sustainable transport system and electrification is important for us to together with our customers reach our far-reaching climate targets (SBT).
Major cities such as Paris and Amsterdam are implementing strict emission, noise and safety zones. This means that progressive haulers who want to stay relevant and competitive are turning their minds towards fossil-free and electric solutions that are available here and now.
Complete urban transport solutions for cities in the West Africa region
Scania and its partners are helping to bring sustainable mobility both to Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire as well as to Ouagadougou, the capital of the West African country Burkina Faso. To ensure the cities are prepared for the future, Scania is working on projects to rethink the public transport systems.
Rolled out over the next years, the projects will involve the delivery of Scania buses (both buses compatible with biodiesel and buses with biogas). The projects will also involve complete intelligent transport systems, the construction of a new bus depots and training to the bus drivers as well to as technicians.
The aim of the Abidjan project is to have all Scania buses running on local biodiesel and biogas when the BRT “Latrille” will start operations. As part of the project Scania is promoting and providing technical assistance to develop local biofuels produced from agricultural waste in partnership with the national rural agency ANADER and the local start-up LONO. A feasibility study has been completed and a pilot phase has started. The first biodiesel production will come from rubber seeds while the first biogas production will use sources such as banana and cassava waste as well as chicken and pork manures.
The project is designed to offer a complete sustainable solution for Abidjan, delivering lasting environmental, social and economic benefits. For example, as well as reducing CO2 emissions and improving air quality, using gas buses powered by biofuels will create a market for agricultural waste, improving living standards for farmers in the region.
In the Ouagadougou Urban Mobility Project, partners will also work on the development and implementation of local alternative fuel solutions to eventually achieve a fleet of buses that is 100% biodiesel.
Scania Sustainable Transport Forum
In May 2021, Scania arranged the third Sustainable Transport Forum as a live broadcast from Stockholm. The event brought together influential thought leaders and decision makers. The transport sector accounts for a significant share of global CO2 emissions. With urbanisation and social and economic development, the need to transport people and goods increases. Not the least during the pandemic it has become clear that transport is the lifeblood of a functioning society and it is obvious that progress in the ecosystem of transport will contribute to reaching many of the sustainable development goals.
The forum discussed about the collaboration now required across the transport ecosystem, as well as the policies needed to accelerate impactful change over the coming decade.
Global Deal – Together for decent work and inclusive growth
The Global Deal: supporting inclusive growth
As the world of work becomes more globalised and disrupted by new technologies, it’s vital that no-one is left behind. The Global Deal is a multistakeholder partnership for decent working conditions and inclusive growth, highlighting the value of social dialogue among business, government, trade unions, civil society and others. Scania has been a partner of the Global Deal since it was launched in 2016. At Scania, we believe that meaningful social dialogue and equality are key to a just transition, and our engagement with the initiative reflects this belief.
Scania participation at COP26 in Glasgow
On COP26 Transport Day, Scania announced another strong commitment to zero-emission vehicles with its endorsement of a first ever global Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on zero-emission trucks and buses. It is a coordinated effort by governments and industry leaders that have agreed to support and work towards the MoU goals and to facilitate net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The initiative is driven by CALSTART and the government of the Netherlands.
At COP26 Scania representatives also participated in the dialogue with governments, adjacent industries and other important stakeholders who can influence change. Scania talked about our solutions, but also was transparent about the challenges we see. Scania takes our responsibility seriously and we work closely together with policymakers in order to speed up change toward sustainable transport for the good of the planet.
We are ready; Heavy-duty transport is no longer a hard-to-abate sector. All Scania vehicles can today run on alternatives to fossil fuels and we are serial-producing electric trucks. In the coming years, we will launch electrified products and adjacent services, and very soon we will cover all applications and segments.
In addition, our Science Based Targets are guiding us – we are committed to reducing emissions throughout our entire value chain and across all relevant scopes, in line with what science says is necessary to limit global warming. These targets guide decision-making in all areas and at all levels of Scania.
Scania’s fifth consecutive Green Truck test victory
In the German “Green Truck”, a comparative test, the lowest fuel consumption is the single focus. For the 2021 award, a GTW of 40 tons and +500 hp was stipulated for the 350 kmon public roads between Munich and Nürnberg.. All premium brands participated but once again Scania, this time with an R 500, proved that the lowest fuel consumption can be combined with the highest average speed, thus offering European haulers an unsurpassed combination.
Green Truck Award is a German comparison test arranged by two leading German trade magazines, “Trucker” and “VerkehrsRundschau“ which focuses on the lowest fuel consumption.