Amazon to get 20 Volvo electric heavy-duty trucks by the end of 2022
The 20 Volvo FH Electric are expected to drive more than one million road kilometres annually. For Amazon, the trucks will replace their diesel counterparts and play a key role in electrification initiatives through its transportation chain.
Volvo Trucks will deliver 20 electric trucks to Amazon by the end of this year. The 20 Volvo FH Electric are expected to drive more than one million road kilometres annually. Volvo Trucks started the series production of heavy-duty electric trucks in September this year and the availability of electric trucks for inter-city and regional haulage marks an important milestone for decarbonizing road transport.
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“Big actors in the transport business play a key role in leading the industry’s efforts to lower its carbon footprint. Therefore I’m glad that Amazon is working with us to help reduce their emissions in longer and heavier transport assignments,” said Jessica Sandström, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Volvo Trucks. “Globally we now have six electric truck models ready to order and in series production to meet the increasing demand for decarbonizing goods transports”.
For Amazon, the trucks will replace their diesel counterparts and play a key role in electrification initiatives through its transportation chain. “Amazon is committed to decarbonizing its fleet, and the middle mile has been a notoriously hard-to-abate sector,” added Andreas Marschner, Vice President Transportation Services Europe at Amazon. “That’s why welcoming these electric heavy goods vehicles from Volvo into our fleet is such a critical milestone. We’re operating one of the fastest-growing commercial transportation electrification programs, and we’ll continue to invest and innovate to decarbonize and deliver packages to customers with zero emissions.”