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The first electric Scania truck in Singapore

Singapore’s logistics sector recently took delivery of the first battery-electric truck from Scania.


The truck acquired by Jasico Express Services, a local transport and freight-forwarding company – was officially handed over and launched at the premises of global logistics company, DB Schenker.

As DB Schenker’s transport partner since 1993, Jasico Express Services will deploy the new truck exclusively to support DB Schenker’s operations in Singapore.

“We congratulate both companies to be the first movers in the logistics sector to make the transition to the Scania battery-electric truck, for a more sustainable future,” said Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia.

The new Scania battery-electric truck comprises an L-series cab equipped with a box and tailgate to transport logistics cargo. Its nine lithium-ion batteries, with an installed capacity of 300kW, are capable of peak propulsion of about 295kW, 2,200 Nm and continuous propulsion of about 230 kW, 1300 Nm. The European-standard CCS type 2 plug-in connection carries out direct current charging at up to 130 kW/ 200 A.

Moving forward in sustain­ability partner­ships

“The decision to invest in the new Scania battery-electric truck stems from our strong partnership with DB Schenker and our shared desire to meet its parent Deutsche Bahn green transformation goal for climate protection, nature conservation, resource protection and noise reduction,” said Neo Leong Chok, Managing Director and Owner of Jasico Express Services.

“We are thrilled to partner with Jasico Express Services to introduce Singapore’s first 25-foot electric truck for the logistics industry,” said Catherine Soo, Chief Executive Officer (Singapore and Malaysia Cluster) of DB Schenker. “This innovative step is a testament to our commitment to carbon neutrality by 2040 and to providing innovative transport solutions for our customers.”

To ensure peak performance, the truck was acquired as a total solution with charging infrastructure, vehicle optimisation and repair and maintenance services.

Electrified transport involves a complex network of interdependent elements, including not just vehicles but also charging requirements. Scania’s global sales readiness process for battery electric trucks is a systematic market-by-market approach focusing on preparing the local market conditions, workshop capabilities and customer profiles

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