If we asked what is Sweden known for, at least some of you would say “Absolut vodka”. The home of this famous brand is a small town in southern Sweden. This is where 600,000 bottles are shipped to customers all over the world, every day, with trucks constantly riding between the factory and the local harbor. This meant not only CO2 emissions, but also a lot of noise.
Not anymore. The Ahus-based company has switched to hybrid-electric trucks. Scania’s P 320 trucks will contribute to a cleaner and less noisy environment for the small town. These trucks are designed to reduce harmful emissions by 90%, compared to standard diesel options. And they even increase fuel efficiency, because they can convert and use the energy generated during braking.
Also, the hauler that works with the Absolut Company, Ahus Akeri, has been testing the P 320 trucks for a few years now and found that they have a 65 decibels noise level, compared to 81 decibels for their previous vehicles.
Using hybrid-electric trucks is just part of the Swedish company’s goal to make its vodka completely climate-neutral by 2030. The first step was to lower CO2 emissions directly related to the production process, by an impressive 98%, and the next steps are related to transportation and the supply chain.