Scania secures first order in Latin America from Grupo Bimbo


Grupo Bimbo, a baking company, has ordered seven electric trucks from Scania. Once the vehicles arrive in Mexico, they will form Scania’s first electric fleet in Latin America.

Grupo Bimbo opted for seven 25P B4x2 rigid electric trucks from Scania México. The BEV truck has an output of 230 kW and battery capacities of 165 and 300 kWh for ranges of up to 250 kilometres. Scania has not disclosed which option Grupo Bimbo will receive.

According to Scania, however, the e-trucks will be used on urban routes and have a permitted payload of 11.5 tonnes.

The order comes after Grupo Bimbo completed a trial in 2022 using the same truck and producing “positive results” in terms of range and performance.

As reported, Grupo Bimbo wants to have 4,000 electric vehicles in operation by the end of 2024. For this purpose, the company is also developing its own delivery vehicles with electric drives.

Meanwhile, Scania México aims to convert 10 per cent of its vehicle range to electric vehicles by 2025 and reach 100 per cent by 2050.

“Both companies are gradually approaching our common goal of reducing the polluting emissions of our vehicles to 20% of their 2015 level by 2025, and keep going until we reach zero carbon emissions, in alignment with our commitment to the Science-Based Targets initiative,” said Alejandro Mondragón, CEO of Scania México.

Grupo Bimbo is active in North, Central and South America and Asia and claims to deliver baking goods to 33 countries. It is implementing a sustainability strategy, and in today’s statement, it said more than 80% of the electricity it consumes now comes from renewable sources. The company is also building “ecological sales centres”. In Mexico, 15 of these locations already have solar panels, rainwater collection systems, green walls, natural lighting and emission-free vehicles.



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