An indicator of where battery electric trucks will have a significant impact on our own environment and transport industry  can be seen with  the utilisation  of an electric Scania P 25 fitted with a Kässbohrer body and trailer  which is being used by a  German logistics specialist ARS Altmann Automobillogistik for daily vehicle transport.

Scania says that its fleet of battery-electric trucks just keep on growing being used in Europe for  everything from regional haulage to mining tippers and crane trucks.

The range of applications covered by Scania’ includes the latest milestone to be achieved is the world’s first all-electric Scania standard car transporter, which was recently put into service by logistics giant ARS Altmann Automobillogistik.

The 230 kWh-strong Scania P 25 battery-electric vehicle is being used by ARS Altmann  has been combined with a Kässbohrer body and trailer that enables simple, safe and quick loading and unloading of the cars.

“Up to eight cars can be transported with this truck, without being too long or too tall. With a total combination weight of up to 42 tons (the maximum allowed in Germany), the electric Scania can be fully charged in less than 90 minutes at a maximum of 130 kWh (CCS 2),” explains Thiemo Freyer, product manager for Electric Mobility at Scania.

It means that when the cars are transported from production to storage, the truck battery can be charged to 100% during the unloading and loading process at the destination. The next tour then starts again with full battery capacity.

Scania says that in many ways, ARS Altmann is an ideal customer for a Scania electric truck.

Like Scania, it has an extensive and ambitious corporate sustainability strategy:

“As part of ARS Altmann’s eco-strategy, our major goal is to achieve CO2 neutrality by 2030,” says Wolfgang Ketterle, chief operating officer.

With 650 special trucks transporting cars of all kinds on a daily basis, the company wants to diversify its transport fleet towards vehicles that run on renewable energy, as well as exploring other associated aspects such as charging solutions and power, which are elements of the three pillars of the company’s strategy: road, rail and bases.