New electric range from Scania

Oct 30 | 2023

Scania has updated its urban battery electric truck range and added a new combined electric motor and gearbox (the EM C1-4) to its line-up.

445x277 - Scania has updated its urban battery electric truck rangeThe battery electric urban truck range, originally launched in 2021, has been given a major update in line with Scania’s regional battery electric line-up. They will now be fitted with an e-adapted chassis, new auxiliary systems, and batteries utilising Northvolt’s sustainably produced cells.

The EM C1-4 is a single permanent magnet motor paired to a four-speed gearbox and is expected to become Scania’s most popular powertrain option. It’s available in five different power outputs: 270, 300, 330, 360 and 400kW.

Scania’s Northvolt battery packs are assembled at Scania’s new battery assembly facility in Södertälje, Sweden. Unlike other battery packs, Scania’s batteries can be charged repeatedly up to 100% of their state of charge (SOC) window without any impact on their lifespan. This is thanks to a straight charging curve, which means that they charge with the same speed when almost full as when they are to empty. A straight charging curve gives

predictable charging times and the long battery life ensures total cost of ownership remains low.

The battery manufacturing facilities are powered by 100% fossil-free electricity generated by hydro and wind power. Scania says this gives an estimated carbon footprint of approximately one-third of a traditionally manufactured cell.