Scania sets ambitious carbon reduction targets

In 2020, Scania’s carbon reduction strategy was approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. It thereby became the world’s first heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer to officially adopt science-based targets.

With 2015 as a baseline, Scania will cut CO2 emissions from its own operations by 50 per cent by 2025 and reduce emissions from its products by 20 per cent over the same period.

Activities include energy efficiency measures, transition from fossil fuels to biofuels, and fossil free energy contracts. In order to halve emissions from operations, Scania pursues several activities. Eliminating waste is at the core. Another part is increasing energy efficiency by continuously investing in machinery and appliances that use less energy.

After having taken out energy waste, Scania will continuously seek opportunities to replace fossil energy by renewable energy. The electricity in Scania’s production throughout the world is already fossil free, and the commercial network of workshops globally is also increasingly moving in this direction.

In its own operations, Scania has already decreased carbon emissions by 43 per cent from 2015 levels, through increased energy efficiency, reduction of energy waste, and transition to renewable energy. Thus, Scania is well on track to achieving the target of a 50 per cent reduction by 2025.

However, more than 90 per cent of the carbon emissions from Scania’s business is generated when products are in use. The science-based carbon reduction target here is that vehicles produced in 2025 shall have 20 per cent lower CO2 emissions per kilometre compared to the vehicles produced in 2015.

Measures include more electrified vehicles, driver training and coaching, optimisation of vehicle specifications, and combustion engine improvements.

Scania monitors the climate impact from its products by using operational data from all its globally connected trucks and buses. By analysing actual energy consumption and the number of kilometres travelled and then subsequently adding data about the type of energy utilised, the climate impact can be determined.

Scania also notes progress in reducing the emissions from when its vehicles are in use. More significant steps are now underway, as Scania continues to work closely with customers, focusing on energy efficiency in conventional powertrains and increasing the share of biofuels. This gives an immediate effect as well as retroactively on the rolling fleet of vehicles. Scania will in the coming years ramp up the volumes of electric vehicles with at least one new electric product application commercially launched in the bus or truck segment annually.

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