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Nov 19, 2020

Scania invests in battery assembly plant

Scania plans invest more than 1 billion SEK in a battery assembly plant in Södertälje, Sweden, and aspires to lead the shift to heavy vehicles electrification. The construction of a 18,000-square metre facility is scheduled to start early 2021 with the aim to be fully operational by 2023.

“This is a tangible manifestation of our determination to take a leading role in heavy vehicle electrification, which is needed to fulfil our commitment to science-based climate targets,” comments Ruthger de Vries, Head of Production and Logistics at Scania in the press release issues earlier this week. “Operating an on-site battery assembly plant is a prerequisite for large-scale production of electric vehicles and it also establishes Scania clearly as a part of the battery production value chain.”

The plant will assemble battery modules and packs from cells produced by Northvolt. The assembled packs form battery systems tailored for Scania’s modular production.

We welcome this move from Scania that is a crucial step into the value chain of electric vehicles, thus strenghtening the European battery industry and green transition.

For more information, read Scania’s press release.

Photo Credit : Dan Boman – Scania

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