Swedish haulier Falkenklev Logistik is planning to electrify its entire fleet.
Specifically, the manufacturer is supplying five 4×2 trucks and 1.6MW of charging equipment.
As a result, Falkenklev Logistik is one step closer to its dream of a charging hub and solar park in southern Sweden.
The Swedish haulier plans a 22-vehicle charging station at its depot in Malmö.
Furthermore, the longer-term plan is to expand the facility to accommodate up to 40 vehicles.
In other words, the site could become Sweden’s largest truck charging station.
The vehicle bodies will be built by SKAB and the trucks will be used for distribution jobs in the town of Skåne.
Fredrik Allard, head of e-mobility, Scania said the company was delighted to support the efforts of the Swedish haulier.
“Supplying our e-mobility solution for this project is evidence of the rapid development of electrification in the industry.
“This initiative is a perfect example of how new ecosystems and user models are being created to come up with the electric solutions that we urgently need.”
Continuing, Allard emphasised the need to decarbonise the transport system, “to make it sustainable for the long-term”.
The charging station in Malmö will be supplied by Finnish manufacturer Kempower and delivered by Scania.
Meanwhile, the system uses smart technology that can supply energy based on the number of vehicles charging simultaneously.
The initial maximum output per vehicle is 250kW, while there is the potential to upgrade to 320kW per vehicle in the future.
In addition, the site has been future-proofed to allow charging of future generation systems.
Finally, the Swedish haulier has stated the charging stations will be available to the public.
Therefore, it will be possible to charge a range of vehicles on the site.