Scania and Norwegian wholesaler ASKO have teamed up to put hydrogen gas trucks on the road with electric drivelines.
This venture now goes into the next phase with four trucks being put into real operation in a pilot that will be the basis for further learning and development for both companies.
Karin Rådström, Head of Sales and Marketing at Scania, says: “Scania continues to work with cutting edge technology that supports the shift to fossil free transport. An important part of this is done together with some of our most progressive partners, such as ASKO, in customer-near development.”
She adds: “Hydrogen gas is an interesting option for long haulage electrified transport and early tests show that the technology also works well in colder climate. We will continue to monitor the performance of these trucks closely. I also want to commend ASKO for taking early and bold steps to ensure a supply of hydrogen sourced from renewable sources and infrastructure for fuelling. The company is a player who really take action to catalyse a shift toward sustainable transport.”
Scania says it’s researched and developed different kinds of bio-fuelled hybrid-electric technologies, as well as fully-electric vehicles.