Electrolux partners with Scania to reduce carbon emissions from global transportation

Electrolux announces a new collaboration with Swedish global transport solutions company Scania to reduce the climate impact of transporting products and accelerate industry change to support the 1.5 degrees climate goal outlined by the Paris Agreement. The long-term goal for Electrolux and Scania is 100% emission-free road transport. The CEOs of Electrolux, Jonas Samuelson, and Scania, Christian Levin, have now agreed on collaborating on transport solutions that will support this ambitious goal.

The focus of the collaboration is to engage, establish and drive the involvement of key stakeholders, technology leading and innovative transport companies and solution providers.  As part of the partnership, Electrolux and Scania will use electric trucks in Europe and soon Asia, and biogas trucks in Latin America.

“The majority of our carbon emissions occur in Scope 3 and collaborations such as this are key to reaching our climate targets are key. To be working with Scania, another Swedish-based, global company is an exciting opportunity to make an impact. We call on the rest of the heavy duty transport industry to work with us to accelerate change in markets around the world,” says Electrolux CEO Jonas Samuelson.

The partnership is the latest step in the Electrolux journey to become climate neutral across the value chain by 2050. Electrolux has already reduced CO2 emissions from land and sea transportation by 12% and 29% respectively since 2015.

“The need for transport is increasing, as this is something society depends on. We must quickly reduce emissions from heavy transport since we are a major part of the climate problem.  The good news is that we know that it is possible and we know how to do it. Together with Electrolux we will work globally to find the fastest and smartest opportunities to drastically reduce emissions,” says Christian Levin, CEO of Scania.

Earlier this year, Electrolux announced a partnership with shipping companies Maersk and CMA CGM Group to reduce sea transport emissions by 15% already in 2022.

Activities around the world within the partnership:

  • In Italy, the first battery electric vehicle (BEV) which will transport Electrolux goods on a daily basis is expected to reduce emissions by 98% from June 2022.
  • In Switzerland, Electrolux will lead the way by operating a Scania BEV to expand the electrical operations in the coming months, expected to reduce emissions by 98% compared to diesel trucks.
  • In Taiwan and Singapore, the aim is to be one of the first deploying BEVs in the coming months.
  • In Brazil, Argentina and Chile, Electrolux and Scania are rolling out long distance transport with biogas. The expected benefits from moving to biogas would be up to 90% CO2 emission reduction.
  • In Sweden, Electrolux is expanding its electric transport collaboration with partners such as PostNord and Einride, where Scania are providing the trucks.

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