Scania plans to invest well over 1 billion SEK in a battery assembly plant in Södertälje, Sweden.
The initial step is a 18,000-square metre facility and the construction will start early 2021 with the aim to be fully operational by 2023.
As a result, the plant will assemble battery modules and packs from cells which will be delivered from Northvolt’s battery factory in Skellefteå, Sweden.
Employing a staff of 200, most recruited from within the company, the battery assembly plant will be highly automated.
In 2015, Scania started series production of hybrid buses and in 2019 of its first fully electric bus range.
This was followed by the introduction of Scania’s plug-in hybrid truck and the fully electric truck. Series production of the electric truck starts in 2021.