The one signed by Volvo Trucks and Northern Europe’s largest shipping and logistics company DFDS in October was the largest order of electric trucks received by Volvo Trucks so far. Now, the global shipping company extended its order by means of 25 additional heavy e-trucks, as announced today. These new trucks, whose delivery is planned to begin in the last quarter of 2022, will be used for transports within the DFDS logistics system in Europe.
Statements from DFDS and Volvo Trucks
«Green investments in the heavy transport industry are a prerequisite to reach the emissions reductions needed for DFDS, customers, and society. Our partnership with Volvo Trucks allows DFDS to invest further in green transport solutions, already in high demand among customers. We hope such investments increase the demand for green infrastructure solutions across Europe», stated Niklas Andersson, Executive Vice President and Head of Logistics Division at DFDS.
«Once again, DFDS has confirmed its great trust in our partnership and technology with this order for an additional 25 Volvo FM Electric trucks. We are very proud and happy that it is so clearly becoming a competitive advantage for transporters to be able to offer electric, sustainable transports. This is very encouraging for Volvo Trucks, for our customers and for the climate», added Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.
The all-electric range
A Volvo FM Electric truck makes it possible to drive up to 500 km during a work day, with a fast top-up charge, for example during the lunch break. Volvo Trucks started serial production of electric trucks in 2019. The product range now includes six electric truck models – the Volvo FH, Volvo FM, Volvo FMX, Volvo FE, Volvo FL and the Volvo VNR, sold in North America.