Scania and European Gigafactory developer Northvolt partner for heavy vehicle electrification

By mmillikin Scania, a member of the Volkswagen Group, and Northvolt, a 2016 startup building a European Gigafactory (planned 32 GWh annual capacity) for Li-ion batteries (earlier post), have agreed to develop and commercialize battery cell technology for heavy commercial vehicles. Scania is investing €10 million (US$12.5 million) in the partnership to enhance further development and support the establishment of Northvolt’s demonstration line and research facility.

The two companies will establish an expert team and work together at Northvolt’s research facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, Sweden, to develop and commercialise production of battery cells optimized to power commercial vehicles. The companies have also

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