Scania has announced its truck delivery numbers for the first half of 2023, confirming delivery of 145 zero-emission vehicles, including trucks and buses, during the period - a significant increase on the 89 vehicles delivered in the same period in 2022.
The company’s interim report also shed light on the outlook for carbon zero vehicle orders. In the first two quarters of 2023, the global order intake for such vehicles witnessed a sharp decline of 57% when compared to the previous year’s numbers. Specifically, there were only 101 orders received in Q1 and Q2 of 2023, in contrast to the 234 orders received during the same period in 2022.
Apart from the zero-emission vehicles, Scania also showcased positive growth in overall commercial vehicle deliveries. When considering all types of commercial vehicles, including both internal combustion and electric ones, Scania recorded a substantial 26% increase in deliveries. Focusing solely on trucks, the growth rate in deliveries was even higher, reaching 27%. However, the order intake for all commercial vehicles experienced a slight decline of 1% in the first half of 2023.
Despite the challenging business environment, Scania’s net sales for the Scania Group marked a notable 39% increase, indicating overall growth in the company’s performance. This positive momentum was further underscored by the company’s adjusted operating income, which reached an all-time high of SEK 7.0 billion.
CEO Christian Levin expressed his satisfaction with Scania’s strong performance, highlighting the growth in both deliveries and service business. He acknowledged that certain markets faced reduced transport activity, but he also pointed out that demand for trucks remained high in the company’s key markets.