Scania presents the first 100% electric truck in Mexico

By Israel Molina

Ciudad de México

April 21, 2022

Scania  presented its first 100% electric truck in Mexico , marking the beginning of the change to electromobility to work on its commitment to only commercialize electric trucks by 2050. 

In the first phase of incubation in Mexico , the truck designed for urban journeys is already in demand by more than five transportation groups. Therefore, it is expected to position 20 of these units in 2022.

During the presentation to businessmen of the heavy transport industry, Alejandro Mondragón, president of Scania in Mexico , indicated that this truck marks a precedent in the history of transport in Mexico. “Our goal is to help reduce emissions to have a better present and future. Companies have a responsibility to promote mobility options that are more technological in order to create more sustainable processes with better mobility solutions for our customers”. 

Likewise, Mondragón reported that each year they will launch a new truck, with greater autonomy and capabilities, and for that they will need more players such as the government and businessmen to join. "Despite public policies and the lag in clean energy, the business side is pushing us, our trade partners are signing science-based goals and our main customers have commitments to the UN in the global pact to reduce their footprint of carbon. We are going to reach a time when technological developments are going to catch up with us and this product will be much more profitable than a diesel engine. For Mexico it will take another 20 years for this product to become a norm ”. 

Andrés Leonard, president of commercial operations in the Americas and vice president of the Global Compact Argentina, commented that Scania  's positive impact is to offer more and more products that reduce polluting emissions into the environment. "Our commitments acquired along the way seek to carry out actions that help us to have a better world." 

Scania has contemplated a financing plan so that the companies that are interested in acquiring this new technology do not lose capital. This includes an electrification solution, a maintenance package and payment plans that accommodate the flows of companies or business partners.


The details of the truck will have two configurations : both have a P cab, initially it is a truck for urban distribution in a 4x2 and 6x2 version with availability of five batteries and a range of 135 km, and nine batteries with a range of 250 km.

Both vehicles have a maximum capacity of 250 kW of power. The payload capacity for the 4x2 trucks is 11.5 tons; however, for the 6x2 its limit is 18.5 tons. 

Although the trucks are programmed for general urban service cargo, there is also the possibility of configuring them for applications such as waste collection, cranes, mixers , dry box or refrigerated box for urban use, among others. 

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