Engie and its subsidiary, EVBox Group, are partnering with Scania to offer transport providers in 13 European countries a customised and e-mobility solution. 

For transport providers in urban and some regional applications, depot charging will in many cases be sufficient says Engie.

Many transport providers are examining depot charging, but discovering that finding the right charging solutions is a complex matter. For more advanced routes there will also be a need for more developed solutions as well as for destination charging and public charging, which Engie maintains is extremely limited.

"A complete charging solution encompasses energy supply, charging hardware and software as well as installation, maintenance and other related services adapted to each customer's specific needs," said Scania head of Sales and Marketing, Alexander Vlaskamp.

"This strong partnership with Engie and EVBox Group will simplify the transition by our customers to an increasingly electrified fleet on the journey towards more sustainable transport."

Engie has capability to provide the energy system and, through EVBox Group, scalable high-power charging tailored to each customer. Engie will design, offer, install and maintain the electric charging solution and related services. 

"The electrification of transport is one of the key initiatives for reducing emissions-especially since transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions," added EVBox CEO, Kristof Vereenooghe.

"This partnership poses new opportunities for EVBox Group, and with over ten years of experience, we're confident our expertise and competitive offering will support Scania in achieving its business and sustainability goals."

The partnership  with Engie and EVbox Group is another venture into the energy sector for Scania, following an earlier announcement on battery supply. It focuses on depot charging for customers and will initially cover 13 European countries with a further expansion towards the end of 2021. 

"The charging solution will profoundly affect range, flexibility and the battery health of an electric vehicle and will thereby significantly impact the Total Operating Economy for our customers, added Vlaskamp.