Grupo Bimbo, a global food corporation based in Mexico, has ordered seven electric vehicles, making it the first Scania electric truck fleet in the region.
The world’s largest baking company has ordered seven 100% electric vehicles from Scania México, each with a load capacity of 11.5 tonnes, that will be driven on urban routes. The trucks will be fitted with the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) 2.0 and will be covered by Scania maintenance contracts. The order follows a successful trial of an electric truck as part of Grupo Bimbo’s shared commitment with Scania towards sustainable transport. Scania México aims to have electric vehicles represent 10% of its vehicle offering by 2025 and 100% by 2050.
The new Scania electric trucks will contribute to Grupo Bimbo’s efforts to reduce its own carbon emissions, as the company currently sources over 80% of its electricity from renewable sources. This deal underlines Scania México’s commitment to launching a new electric truck each year and reducing the polluting emissions of its vehicles.
“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,” says Alejandro Mondragón, CEO of Scania México.