Scania partners with ENGIE and EVBox to simplify transition to electrified fleets
To simplify the transition of its customers to electric trucks and buses, Scania is partnering with ENGIE and its subsidiary EVBox Group. The four-year partnership will provide Scania’s clients with overall solutions to meet their e-mobility needs. It will include made-to-measure solutions to meet the fleet’s and depot’s actual management requirements, as well as those of electric HGVs. It will also cover smart charging infrastructure, service and maintenance and the provision of green energy, as well as financing.
The partnership between the three companies will begin with operations in 13 European countries. These will be extended to include other regions starting at the end of 2021. ENGIE and EVBox Group will be working together with trusted regional partners, such as Caverion and Alpiq.
To support its clients throughout the electrification process, Scania will provide electric vehicles and electric charging solutions. EVBox Group is providing Scania with smart, scalable high-power charging solutions tailored to meet the needs of its clients including hardware and software. Scania will offer field services and training programmes for its drivers within the framework of its standard portfolio. ENGIE will design, offer, install and maintain the electric charging solutions and associated services for Scania clients across various key regions.
“A complete charging solution encompasses energy supply, charging hardware and software, as well as installation, maintenance and other associated services tailored to meet each client’s specific requirements. This strong partnership with ENGIE and EVBox Group will simplify our clients’ transition over to an increasingly electrified fleet on the path towards a more sustainable transport sector,” said Alexander Vlaskamp, Scania’s head of Sales and Marketing.
“Scania and ENGIE share the same vision and ambition to drive the shift towards sustainable transport solutions. This European partnership covering electric trucks and buses has come about through mutual trust developed over the course of our long-established collaboration focusing on gas mobility. We are proud to be joining forces on this new electric truck segment, which offers promising potential regarding urban and peri-urban usage. ENGIE is delighted to be designing, producing, installing and maintaining leading charging solutions and associated services for Scania clients, which will benefit both from its own European network of qualified technicians and from partners’ regional networks,” said Shankar Krishnamoorthy, ENGIE executive vice president.
“The electrification of transit and transport is one of the key initiatives for reducing emissions especially since transport accounts for almost a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions. This partnership presents new opportunities for EVBox Group, and with over 10 years of experience, we’re confident that our expertise and competitive solutions will support Scania in achieving its business and sustainability goals,” said Kristof Vereenooghe, EVBox Group CEO.
ENGIE, as a leading provider of green mobility solutions, is developing a range of solutions tailored to its clients’ needs, such as urban planning consultancy services, public transport solutions (electrification, installation of signalling systems), solutions using alternative fuels (electricity, natural gas and hydrogen) and digital platforms for improving traffic flows.
In 2019, Scania, which is part of TRATON SE, delivered 91,700 trucks, 7,800 buses, as well as 10,200 industrial and marine engine. Net sales totalled more than SEK 152 billion (USD17.5 billion), of which about 20% were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 51,000 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production is in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. For more information visit: www.Scania.com.
ENGIE’s purpose is to act to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions, reconciling economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet. ENGIE, which has 170,000 employees, had a turnover in 2019 of EUR60.1 billion (USD71.1 billion). Headquartered in Paris, France, ENGIE is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI).
About EV BOX Group
Founded in 2010, EVBox Group accelerates adoption of electric mobility by bringing convenient, integrated EV charging solutions to businesses and drivers around the world. From its extensive portfolio of commercial and ultra-fast charging stations built by EVBox Group to its scalable, open-source charging management software engineered by Everon, EVBox Group ensures that electric mobility is accessible to everyone. Backed by ENGIE, EVBox Group is a leader in research and development, with multiple labs and factories across Europe and North America developing ground-breaking EV charging technology. With offices across the globe including Paris, France, Chicago, U.S.A., and Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and strong foundations in dozens of markets, EVBox Group is shaping a cleaner future for transport.