Scania and sennder's new JV looks to drive electric truck adoption in Europe
Swedish heavy-duty transport solutions provider, Scania AB, along with digital road-freight forwarder, sennder, have joined forces to launch a new joint venture to drive large-scale electric truck adoption in Europe.
JUNA, the new joint venture, that has already been launched in Germany aims to make road logistics sustainable across Europe in line with the European Union's Green Deal which talks of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. As early as next year, JUNA intends to provide up to 100 e-trucks in Germany to carriers via JUNA's pay-per-use model. And, by the end of 2030, JUNA plans to deploy 5,000 e-trucks -- significantly increasing the number of e-trucks on the roads.
JUNA's innovative pay-per-use model enables access to e-trucks and guaranteed transport volumes, by granting access to spot and contract loads on sennder's digital platform.
"Given that e-trucks cost two to three times more than diesel trucks and that 70 percent of all trucks in Europe are owned by small carriers with less than 10 trucks, the combination of JUNA's pay-per-use offering and sennder's capacity utilization will effectively remove the barriers to adopting e-trucks," said David Nothacker, CEO of sennder.
The two companies had signed a JV agreement in May and subsequently obtained approval by the European Commission.
"Scania is exploring new solutions to find ways of creating value for our customers now and in the future and we are proud to see this project with sennder come to life. We believe it will play an important role in driving the shift to a sustainable transport system," said Gustaf Sundell, Executive VP and Head of Ventures and New Business at Scania.