Scania launches depot and destination charging company

In News3 MinutesBy Gavin MyersJune 13, 2024

Scania has announced the launch of Erinion, a new company specialising in private and semi-public charging solutions designed to help customers’ transition to electric transport.

The move will see 40,000 new charging points installed at customer locations and will strengthen the Scania Group’s e-Mobility offer in the future transport ecosystem.

Erinion will provide solutions for depot and destination charging, with the aim of accelerating electric truck adoption in line with Scania’s purpose of driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system.

Depot and destination charging

Industry studies suggest that depot charging will be the primary source of energy for both short and long-distance operations. As a compliment to public charging networks, depot and destination charging offer dedicated charging infrastructure at the customer’s home depot or other predefined locations. This has a lot of advantages: predictable charging schedules ensuring fully charged vehicles, increased uptime and, ultimately, maximum operational efficiency and cost savings through predictable and stable energy costs that are matched to each customer’s specific operations.

By providing predictable energy costs and tailored solutions for each customer’s operations, depot and destination charging also enable optimised charging power levels and schedules, while improving battery life and overall vehicle efficiency. Also, because depot charging often occurs during off-peak hours, this means lower and more controlled electricity rates, while destination charging can happen on an opportunistic basis while a driver is resting or delivering goods.

Scania’s research, validated by pilot programmes with customers, reveals the potential for significant cost savings with the enhanced charging solutions. Customers can expect reductions in investment needs by up to 50% and operational savings of up to 15,000 Euros per truck each year.

Customised solutions 

With the new company, Scania’s transport customers will be able to take advantage of advanced integrated software and hardware, as well as operational services and support. The purpose-built and modular solutions can be offered as a standard reseller model or a hybrid-flexible pricing model that lets customers combine down payments, financial leases and rolling fees for service and maintenance.

Initially, Erinion will establish its market presence in Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France and Germany. A global rollout will follow in due course.

“With our solution, customers get peace of mind and can focus on their core business, while a specialised charging unit takes care of the hardware, software, financing and operational services required to operate charging at scale with superior quality and cost efficiency,” said Jonas Hernlund, head of energy and infrastructure at Scania Group.

By 2030, it is projected that 230,000 electric trucks will be on European roads. To support this growth, Erinion plans to install a minimum of 40,000 charge points at customer locations until 2030.