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Scania to supply 78 fully electric trucks to electrify Copenhagen municipal waste collection

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The fleet of electric trucks will contribute to improved air quality and reduced noise for residents of the Danish capital region.

Scania will supply 78 fully electric L-series trucks, with an optional 23 trucks available, to the Amager resource centre (ARC) for urban waste handling in the Copenhagen region. The first two trucks have already been delivered.

The fleet of electric trucks will contribute to improved air quality and reduced noise for residents of Copenhagen. Plus, the trucks produce zero tailpipe emissions. The low-entry L-series cabs will improve the working conditions for drivers and crews and are optimized for urban transport operations, including frequent stops.

The order includes 72 refuse collector trucks, six box-body trucks, as well as one hooklift truck, and includes repair and maintenance contracts for eight to ten years.

"It was important for us, that the trucks have a high level of safety and new innovative safety solutions. Scania also offered comprehensive training and education including standby service in combination with a strong service network which ensures high uptime," said Jacob Hartvig Simonsen, ARC managing director.

"One of the reasons for choosing Scania was the 'bus door' on the passenger side. It is designed as a glass revolving door with one large unbroken glass area at full height which opens inwards, and allows quick entry and exit and gives the driver a good overview," said Per Fischer, ARC contract responsible.

Decarbonizing waste management and recycling is an important part of Copenhagen's ambitious goal to become the world's first carbon-neutral capital city by 2025. ARC's Amager Bakke waste energy plant, with its rooftop ski slope and recreation area, is a symbol of the city's sustainable ambitions and the Amager resource centre aims for it to become the world's first carbon-neutral waste energy plant.

"Scania's collaboration with ARC is a great example of how we work together with prospective customers to analyze their operations and identify the vehicle specifications and operational adaptations required for them to make the shift to electric. A good product is not enough. It is crucial to work closely together with the customer, just like the team in Denmark has done in a fantastic way, in order to understand and solve the new challenges that electrification brings," said Fredrik Allard, head of E-mobility at Scania. "By providing consulting that looks at the whole operation, we make sure our offer fits the customer's needs."

The first two fully electric L-series trucks were delivered in December 2021, and the rest of the fleet will be delivered throughout 2022 and into the first half of 2023.

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