Two Volvo VNR e-trucks have been chosen by the same manufacturer to transport parts to one of Volvo Trucks’ US assembly plants. The trucks have been ordered by logistics companies Watsontown Trucking Company and Camrett Logistics and will be used to transport parts and components daily to the Volvo Trucks manufacturing plant in New River Valley, Dublin, Virginia. The zero tailpipe emission trucks enable Volvo Trucks to reduce emissions in its own supply chain and take one step closer to the global sustainability target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in its operations by 2040.
The role of e-trucks within Volvo sustainability strategy
«An important part of our sustainability strategy is to reduce CO2 from our own operations and putting the Volvo VNR Electric to work servicing our New River Valley operations will enable that», said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. The two Volvo VNR Electric will be delivered before end of 2021 and will complete 10-12 roundtrips per day from their local warehouse facilities to Volvo Trucks assembly plant. Both trucks will recharge at their local facilities at night. The batteries of a Volvo VNR Electric have an operating range of up to 240 kilometers, and regenerative braking can increase the range by returning up to 15 percent of the power back to the battery, depending on the duty cycle.
Volvo Trucks started serial production of electric trucks in 2019, as one of the very first truck brands in the world. 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. Volvo Trucks has so far delivered 22 Volvo VNR Electric trucks to customers in North America. The New River Valley plant is the exclusive producer of Volvo trucks in North America.