Bjørnars Transport Pioneers with Electric Trucks in Bergen


Bjørnar Pedersen, owner and founder of Bjørnars Transport, added four electric Scania trucks to his fleet of 35 tipper trucks. 

Bjønars Transport Uses Scania's Electric Trucks

Scania's trucks are normally booked on a day-to-day basis, or for engagements up to two weeks. The electric trucks are on two-year contracts. Bjørnar really wanted to be early to take on electric vehicles, as they carry fills to various municipality projects. Electric vehicles aren’t really easy to handle in this region. The infrastructure for charging sure has room for improvements.

Bergen is a hilly city, and Norway’s second largest. The distance between the axles on the truck are almost one meter longer than on the others, something that makes the navigation through narrow streets a bit tricky. Also the surrounding area is characterised by mountainous roads, and tunnels. 

Bjørnars Transport was found by Bjørnar himself when he was only 20 years old. Back then, he was a driver. After twelve years, he found himself in an office instead, to handle administration and enable the company to grow. He also partnered with his twin-brother Glenn. Because of his background, he is well-aware of the working day of his employees. 

About the author

Richard Wilson is a correspondent for Truck & Bus News. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Commercial Tyre Business. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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