Scania delivers e-buses and charging to Sweden

Scania is introducing more battery electric bus options to Swedish operators

Scania delivers e-buses and charging to Sweden
Scania is supplying more and more BEVs to Sweden

Scania continues to escalate its electrification process with its buses, having introduced the Citywide battery-electric bus to Swedish press last week.

This means six new electric buses are expected to operate in the Swedish city of Strangnas, which is situated around 90 kilometre west of Stockholm.

Along with Scania’s 34 electric and biogas buses it supplies, Scania is also moving to complete workshop and depot services, including a charging infrastructure that makes managing a fleet of battery electric buses easier.

Using components from Wennstrom Fuel Systems and Kempower, who was appointed earlier in 2022 as Scania’s DC fast charging equipment supplier, Scania’s charging system solution coordinates and supplies system support for operating renewable buses.

The Scania fleet management system, along with the Kempower ChargEye depomaster, ensures biogas is produced within town limits only 75 kilometres from the depot to make charging zero-emissions vehicles easier.

Scania’s new range of electric buses and charging infrastructure has been done to please Swedish operator Bergkavarabuss, who wants to continue introducing battery electric buses with longer range to its regional routes in Strangnas.

"It feels very safe to have Scania next door," Bergkvarabuss operational manager Yvonne Thelenius says.

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"With all the new technology installed comes a lot of new questions, but we can solve them quickly having the competence in the house.

"Our drivers are happy with this vehicle mix, the modern driving stations and the close cooperation with the Scania people."

Swedish county traffic authorities and regional operators are continuing to trust Scania’s battery electric bus range, as the manufacturer’s experience is helping Sweden become more sustainable in its public transport sector.

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