The Volkswagen-owned Traton group will invest €2.6 billion in electromobility-oriented research and development activities until 2026, an increase of 62% compared to its previous estimate for 2025.
The consortium, which includes the brands Scania, MAN, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus and Navistar, explained this Wednesday that this increase in planned investment is in line with its objective of intensifying the transition towards industrial vehicles with alternative propulsion systems.
The CEO of the company, Christian Levin, affirmed that the company, together with its brands, will assume a leadership role in sustainable transport, for which it is reviewing its planning in the next five years to reinforce the development of propulsion systems. electrical.
“These systems are clearly the greenest, fastest and most affordable solution for our customers, also for long-distance transport, although hydrogen could prove useful in certain niches,” said the manager.
Last year, the Traton group sold 1,076 electric industrial vehicles in all the markets in which it operates and had an order book of 1,717 units of this type of model.