Volvo Trucks has received an order for an additional 25 electric trucks from logistics company DFDS.
Earlier this year, DFDS placed an order for 100 Volvo FM electric trucks. Those trucks have a 300 km range and can be charged overnight in a depot using the built-in AC charger, or while on the job with a high-power DC charger.
“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,” says Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks.
Delivery of the vehicles is expected to begin in Q4 of next year.
“Green investments in the heavy transport industry are a prerequisite to reach the emissions reductions needed for DFDS, our customers, and society in general,” says Niklas Andersson, Executive Vice President and Head of Logistics Division at DFDS.
“Our partnership with Volvo Trucks allows DFDS to offer further low-emission transport solutions, already in high demand among customers. We hope such investments will increase the demand for green infrastructure solutions across Europe.”
Volvo started producing its electric trucks in 2019 and has quickly expanded its product range to include six models – the FH, FM, FMX, FE, FL, and the North America-only VNR.
Of the electric trucks (16 tonnes and heavier) registered in Europe so far this year, Volvo Trucks has a market share of just over 40%.
DFDS is set to use its new additional trucks in its logistics operations around Europe.