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Scania forms new charging solutions company

Erinion will become its own sub-company of Scania that will focus on EV truck infrastructure solutions

Global heavy vehicle OEM Scania has announced it has formed a new company, Erinion, that will specialise in private and semi-public charging solutions.

The strategic move aims to help customers transition to electric transport, with 40,000 new charging points to be installed at customer locations to strengthen the Scania Group’s e-mobility offer in the future transport ecosystem.

Erinion is founded by Scania to provide solutions for depot and destination charging, aimed at accelerating electric truck adoption.

Erinion’s solutions are set to empower customers to transition to zero-emissions fleets in less time, with the key factor in the company’s creation being Scania’s ambition to have 50 per cent of its European sales volume be electric by 2030.

Erinion’s products will focus on both depot and destination charging, opening advantages to predict charging schedules, increase uptime and stabilise energy costs.

“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,” Scania Group head of energy and infrastructure Jonas Hernlund says.

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The solutions will also aim to optimise charging power levels and schedules while improving battery life and vehicle efficiency. With depot charging often occurring during off-peak hours, Erinion is looking to control electricity rates.

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.

Erinion is expected to first establish itself in Sweden, Norway, the UK, the Netherlands, France and Germany, with a global rollout to follow “in due course”.

A brand-agnostic approach will mean all vehicle and charger brands will be stocked as Erinion plans to install a minimum of 40,000 charge points at customer locations before 2030.

“In the transition, the transport system will be redefined,” Scania Group executive vice president and head of ventures and new business Gustaf Sundell says.

“Our new depot charging solutions company is a great example of an initiative that will play an important role for our customers in the future transport ecosystem when transitioning to electric transport.”

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