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Scania Delivers Its First-Ever Battery-Electric Truck for Singapore’s Logistics Sector

Singapore, 25 April – Scania today delivered its first battery-electric truck for Singapore’s logistics sector. The truck – acquired by Jasico Express Services, a local transportation and freight-forwarding company – was officially handed over and launched at the premises of global logistics company, DB Schenker, this morning.


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


“Scania, as a sustainable transport solutions provider, joins together with Jasico Express Services and DB Schenker in this milestone event to solve the pressing issue of climate change,” said Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia. “In our Science-Based Target initiative, we have been working towards a target of reducing our customers’ land transport carbon emissions by 20% between 2015 and 2025.”  


“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,” she added.


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. Direct current charging is carried out by the European-standard CCS type 2 plug-in connection at up to 130 kW/ 200 A.


“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.”


The new truck is expected to begin operations in May 2023. To ensure peak performance, the truck was 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.


With around 76,600 employees at more than 1,850 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading logistics providers. The company operates land, air, and ocean transportation services, and it also offers comprehensive logistics and global supply chain management solutions from a single source.

At the handover ceremony were (from left) Christoph Matthes, Head of Land Transport (Asia Pacific) of DB Schenker; Catherine Soo, Chief Executive Officer (Singapore and Malaysia Cluster) of DB Schenker; Neo Leong Chok, Managing Director of Jasico Express Services and Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia.

The first Scania battery-electric truck for Singapore’s logistics sector is launched with Jasico Express Services and DB Schenker.