Scania and European asset-based transportation company Girteka announced a new sustainability partnership, as part of the two companies' shared commitment to reducing emissions.
The agreement targets the delivery of up to 600 Scania battery-electric vehicles to Girteka over the next four years. At the same time, the companies will collaborate on establishing charging infrastructure and optimizing charging solutions. The companies have agreed to work together on driver safety and driver influence.
"We're delighted to be working with Girteka, who shares our goal of making the transport system more sustainable," said Stefano Fedel, executive vice president, head of sales and marketing at Scania in a statement. "As part of our aim of reaching a significant share electrical trucks of our sales in the coming years, it is crucial to partner up with key stakeholders in the European transport ecosystem."
In addition to the agreement on electric vehicles, Girtieka will deploy vehicles with Scania's new super powertrain, which delivers 8%p fuel savings compared to the previous generation.
"The cooperation with Scania is a next step on our path to become a top-ten logistics company in Europe," added Mindaugas Pasilauskas, CEO of ClassTrucks, the transport asset management company of Girteka. "With the goal of moving road transportation in a sustainable direction, we have joined Scania to share our experiences and collaborate on developing the future transport system in Europe. We will do it by a diversification of road transportation, where we deploy both fuel-efficient solutions and electric trucks, to deliver affordable logistics services, based on sustainable solutions."