Scania has officially opened its new battery assembly plant at its headquarters in Södertälje, Sweden. This milestone allows Scania to commence serial production of high-quality electric trucks and marks a significant step in the company’s commitment to sustainable transport systems.
Why It Matters
The launch of the battery assembly plant signals a pivotal moment in Scania’s strategy for sustainability and electric mobility. According to Christian Levin, President and CEO of Scania and TRATON GROUP, the facility is a “key enabler to accelerate the shift to electrification.” This move comes as part of Scania’s broader vision to achieve 50% electric vehicle sales by 2030, aiming to make every transport electric in the long run.
- Scania’s new plant is an 18,000-square-meter facility located adjacent to its existing chassis line, which has also been redesigned for large-scale electric vehicle production.
- The company aims for a 50% electric vehicle sales target by 2030, underscoring its commitment to sustainability.
- In partnership with Northvolt, Scania has developed a high-performance battery cell with a low carbon footprint. This cell will now be assembled into battery packs at the new plant.
- The assembly line will employ 550 Scania colleagues and features a high degree of automation from incoming goods to production and delivery.
The new battery assembly plant amplifies Scania’s capabilities in producing top-tier electric vehicles at scale and highlights its dedication to advancing a sustainable transport ecosystem. Marcus Holm, Head of Production and Logistics at Scania, emphasizes that this development exemplifies Scania’s dual commitment to quality and sustainability, stating, “It has the capacity to power trucks for 1.5 million kilometers—equivalent to the truck’s lifetime.” With the inauguration of this plant, Scania not only reaffirms its leadership in the transport sector but also strengthens its role in shaping a greener future.