Jasico Express Services is First to Acquire the Scania Battery Electric Truck for Singapore’s Logistics Sector
Singapore, 8 February 2023 – Jasico Express Services, a local transportation and freight-forwarding company, today signed a sales agreement to acquire a Scania battery electric truck. The company would be the first to deploy the Scania battery electric truck in Singapore’s logistics sector.
“Jasico Express Services’ decision today is sending a strong signal to the industry that operators can adopt sustainable transport solutions early, ahead of Singapore’s plan for all vehicles to run on cleaner energy by 2040,” says Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia.
“Scania has been working very closely with fleet owners and operators to drive this shift towards reducing Scope 3 emissions, under the Science Based Targets initiative,” she adds, observing that the Scania battery electric truck has been gaining more market interest and acceptance among fleet owners and operators since its launch in 2022.
The new battery electric truck for Jasico Express Services can cover up to 180 km range on a single charge. It features nine lithium-ion batteries, with an installed capacity of 300 kW, capable of peak propulsion of about 295kW, 2,200 Nm and continuous propulsion of about 230 kW, 1300 Nm. Direct current charging is carried out by the European-standard CCS type 2 plug-in connection at up to 130 kW/ 200 A.
It comprises an L-series cab equipped with a box and tailgate to transport logistics cargo. When delivered in mid-2023, the new truck joins a fleet of more than 40 vans and trucks, including several battery electric vans.
“Going electric is part of our strategy to better serve global logistics customers while differentiating ourselves from our local competition,” says Neo Leong Chok, Managing Director and Owner of Jasico Express Services. “We have already started to electrify our vans, but when choosing our first battery electric truck, we put our trust in Scania as an established and reliable brand.”
To ensure peak performance, the truck would be acquired as a total solution with charging infrastructure, vehicle optimisation and repair and maintenance services.
Established in Singapore in 1988, Jasico Express Services provides transportation, freight forwarding and warehousing services to international logistics and freight forwarding customers. The company is a founding member of the Global Logistics Network.
Neo Leong Chok, Managing Director of Jasico Express Services (left), signs the sales agreement for the company’s first battery electric truck with Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia.