A 19-tonne electric Scania truck has begun to operate regularly on Svalbard, Norway, one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas. The Norwegian postal service Posten Norge now distributes all parcels, mail and freight in Longyearbyen municipality with electric vehicles.
Posten Norge has been testing the electric truck from Scania under Arctic conditions on Svalbard for a month. The vehicle passed the test and has joined Posten Norge’s other electric vans, ensuring that logistic operations in Longyearbyen are as sustainable as possible.
At the beginning of 2022, 37 per cent of Posten Norge’s vehicles were powered by renewable energy sources.