The Scania 25 P is Germany's first Scania electric truck, and it is used to train drivers for Bona, the market leader in parquet flooring. Your conclusion persuaded the fleet managers as well.
If truck drivers were full of life and smiles when they exited the truck, the manufacturer must have done an excellent job. The Scania 25 P is a three-axle, all-electric truck with a 230 kW rating, and its service for everything truck-related has impressed drivers and fleet managers alike. At the beginning of May, two professional drivers from Bona, the industry leader in flooring system solutions, will complete their training.
Germany's first Scania electric truck is part of the Bona Deutschland fleet, which is based in Limburg and Lahn in Hesse. The drivers spent the morning learning the ins and outs of the Scania 25 P to make the transition to the new drive technology as smooth as possible. Scania Germany and sales consultant Matthias Metzen collaborated closely to develop a comprehensive training schedule at Scania's Koblenz headquarters. Ronja Scheliga, Bona's Junior Manager of Supply Chain, Thorsten Kusch, the company's Director of Supply Chain, and Christian Hilb, in charge of the fleet, all benefited from the training and the smooth implementation that followed.
Thorsten Kusch had never purchased a truck so quickly. The decision was clearly made with long-term sustainability in mind. He explains that before the rise in energy prices, the total cost of ownership calculations did not fully reflect the value of an electric truck. The numbers would now be much more in favor of electric propulsion.
Everyone in the area notices the pleasant noise made by the 26-ton truck as soon as it starts moving. There is a rolling noise from the tires and a faint whirring noise. The e-whirring truck, according to Matthias Metzen, is just another way to alert other drivers to its presence.
Enrico Wachsmann and Gunther Heinritz, meanwhile, continue their electric truck driver training. Each has ten years of experience in their field and is thrilled to be a part of this technological breakthrough in automotive. This is a first for trucks, even though both have privately driven cars with electric or hybrid drives. After being informed of the vehicle's 165 kWh charging system, drivetrain, and safety features such as a reversing camera, turning, emergency brake, and lane departure warning assistant, the first truck driver, took the wheel. They traveled about 20 kilometers around Scania's headquarters in Koblenz.
Drivers can learn about the capabilities of the electric motor, which has a range of up to 130 kilometers and share their trucking knowledge throughout the trip's varied terrain. Uphill driving necessitates almost instantaneous acceleration, followed by energy recovery. To encourage his "student drivers," the Scania instructor says, "Now what matters is the experience of getting the most out of recuperation." I crossed 30 zones after leaving the industrial area, briefly driving on the autobahn, switching to a country road, and finally passing through the outskirts of Koblenz. There were numerous opportunities to assess the handling of the Scania 25 P. As a result, it's not surprising that both drivers want to continue driving.
After exiting the electric truck, Enrico Wachsmann exclaims, "A great driving experience how quiet and balanced the chassis is," and gives a thumbs up with both hands. His second-place test driver pal shares his excitement. "You're pressed into your seat, which is crazy," he exclaims while accelerating in a truck. The first driver recovers and drives an additional 5 kilometers on the approximately 20-kilometer test route while following the instructor's instructions. A bidding war immediately begins to see if its successor can outbid it. He, too, arrives at the destination after traveling for at least 5 kilometers. Eco-friendly driving can be both entertaining and beneficial to the environment. Even the Bona representatives there were enthusiastic.