Scania’s battery assembly plant in Södertälje has started operations. The 125-million-euro project with a floor area of 18,000 square meters and is located close to the chassis assembly of the Swedish commercial vehicle and bus manufacturer.
Production and delivery highly automated
Once fully operational, the battery assembly plant shall employ 550 people and be highly automated from goods receipt through production to delivery. The battery cells from the Swedish “Northvolt ETT” gigafactory shall be assembled into modules and packs tailored to Scania’s modular production. It is said to have the capacity to power trucks for 1.5 million kilometers – the lifetime of such vehicles.
“Requiring one cell every second”
Scania aims to launch new and updated electric products annually and have half of its vehicle sales electric by 2030. “We have two lines producing batteries for us, requiring one cell every second,” says Tony Persson, head of battery production.