SCA has done some test driving with the electric timber truck to the forest in order to transport wood. It is the first time ever that an electric timber truck is being used practically in the forest. The truck is normally driven between Gimonäs wood terminal and Obbola kraftliner mill. “We wanted to test the truck on a forest road to see how it works – and it went very well”, says Anton Ahlinder, business developer at Industrial Supply, SCA Skog.
SCA and Scania’s electric timber truck has been in operation since midsummer 2022 and runs five days a week between Gimonäs timber terminal and SCA’s kraftliner mill in Obbola, a three miles round trip.
The project is a part of a national initiative where leading Swedish players have joined forces to accelerate the transition to electrified emission-free heavy transport on our roads. The initiative, lead by CLOSER,receives co-financing from the Vehicle Strategic Research and Innovation (FFI) program through Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Transport.