With a large investment on sustainability, the Gotland Region has set a target to be fossil-free by 2040 – well ahead of the Swedish national target by five years. And for that, DB Schenker Åkeri AB has taken over distributional transports in the region and made them fossil-free with support from Scania. A press release from Scania shares the news.
Four Scania all-electric P25 distribution trucks along with two hybrid Scania PHEVs will be a part of DB Schenker’s transition to fossil-free on Gotland. What is special is that DB Schenker fossil-free distributional transports in one go as they take on the whole region.
Scania has customers that operate in many different geographic regions that try battery electric vehicles in several applications. Gotland’s size is favourable for electrifying transport.
With the global target that all transports – sea, air and land, should be climate neutral by 2040, this DB Schenker’s truck fleet is electrified at a fast pace. This is a major step ahead as the companies work hard to push the transition to fossil-free and make it happen even faster.
Comments from DB Schenker and Scania
“We already operate with electric vehicles throughout Sweden, and know how that works out. Now we take the next step and invest in the electrified distribution in a whole region – to really make a difference. On top of that, we gain valuable knowledge on electrified operations both in urban areas with many starts and stops, and in rural areas with distances more than 300 kilometres,”-Viktor Strömblad, Head of Land på DB Schenker
“It feels really good to establish a fossil-free and almost emission-free distribution on Gotland. The special thing with this investment is that we are taking on complete distribution area right away,”– Jonas Jävert, Head of Innovation & Purchasing, Schenker Åkeri
“What DB Schenker does at Gotland, with a fossil-free system solution in a unique environment teaches us a lot about the challenges and possibilities that occur when a complete distribution centre is electrified. Going forward, we see the same potential for DB Schenker’s international truck fleet,”– Evalena Falck, Scania Sales Director, Strategic Account Management.