Next-generation Scania electric truck has completed the first recharge test with the Megawatt Charging System (MCS) by ABB E-mobility. It is a milestone in the development of an efficient high-power solution for heavy-duty vehicles.
The test will lead to the progressive distribution of high-power chargers, with current starting from 1,500 Amperes, up to the 3,000 Amperes of the MCS system. It is a recharge standard in which both Scania and ABB E-mobility have hugely invested, in collaboration with CharIN.
MCS technology is fundamental for long-haul trucks: the vehicle can be driven for 4.5 hours maximum before the driver must mandatorily stop for at least 45 minutes: during this short interval, the truck must charge enough energy to grant an autonomy for other 4.5 hours of use.
Starting from the current year, Scania will be able to offer trucks with MCS connector upon specific demand, whose production is scheduled since 2024. ABB E-mobility will introduce the next upgrade of its MCS technology from the end of 2024 to the beginning of 2025.
Fredrik Allard, Head of E-mobility of Scania affirmed: “We are living an upswing time for the electric transport, moreover, we foresee that in 2030 electrified solutions will constitute 50% of our yearly sales. To hit this target, the infrastructure will be necessary and the MCS is a crucial piece of the puzzle to build the future”.