Performance Team, part of the Maersk Group, ordered 110 Volvo VNR e-trucks. The deal adds to a previous order of 16 vehicles of the same model and marks the single largest commercial order to date for Volvo’s electric trucks. Deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2022. The first electric trucks will then be in operation, while all 126 trucks are scheduled for deployment by the first quarter of 2023.
Volvo VNR e-trucks: 440 km range
The Class 8 electric trucks will be used in California for a variety of transport assignments, serving port drayage and warehouse distribution routes. The Volvo VNR Electric has an operating range of up to 440 km and energy storage of up to 565 kWh. The truck can be 80% charged in 90 minutes with the six-battery package and 60 minutes with the four-battery version. The Volvo VNR Electric is produced in Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley plant in Virginia, which is the exclusive producer of all Volvo trucks in North America.
«Volvo Trucks is excited to continue collaborating with Maersk on its fleet sustainability goals and to play a key role in the organization’s continued scaled investments in electromobility solutions», commented Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America.
«Growing interest in zero-emission trucks»
«We are determined to lead the electric transformation of the transport industry. Volumes are still low, but we see rapidly growing interest in Europe, North America and also other parts of the world. In 2021 we took orders, including letters of intent to buy, for more than 1,100 trucks in over 20 countries. It’s clearly becoming a key competitive advantage to be able to offer electric, zero emission transports», added Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.