DFDS Extends Record Order With 25 More Electric Trucks From Volvo
GTEBORG, Sweden, 22 December 2021 / PRNewswire / – Volvo Trucks has received an order for 25 additional heavy-duty electric trucks from DFDS, northern europe largest transport and logistics company. The new vehicles add to the record order of 100 Volvo FM electric trucks made in October, for a total of 125 electric trucks for DFDS.
“Once again, DFDS confirmed its great confidence in our partnership and our technology with this order for 25 additional Volvo FM Electric trucks. We are very proud and happy that it is becoming so clearly a competitive advantage for carriers to be able to offer electric and sustainable transport. It’s very encouraging for Volvo Trucks, for our customers and for the climate ”, comments Roger alm, President Volvo trucks.
Delivery of the vehicles is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2022. The new trucks will be used for transport in the DFDS logistics system in Europe.
“Green investments in the heavy transport industry are a prerequisite for achieving the necessary emission reductions for DFDS, our customers and society in general. Our partnership with Volvo Trucks enables DFDS to offer other low-emission transport solutions that are already in high demand by customers. We hope that such investments will increase the demand for green infrastructure solutions in Europe, “said Niklas andersson, Executive Vice-President and Head of Logistics Division at DFDS.
With a Volvo FM Electric Truck, it is possible to travel up to 500 km during a working day, with rapid recharging, for example during the lunch break. The Volvo FM Electric has a combined gross weight of up to 44 tonnes and can be loaded both overnight at the home depot and via high power fast charging on the road.
Volvo Trucks began mass production of electric trucks in 2019, as one of the very first truck brands to do so. The product line now includes six models of electric trucks – Volvo FH, Volvo FM, Volvo FMX, Volvo FE, Volvo FL and Volvo VNR, sold in North America.
Electric trucks (16 tonnes and over) registered in Europe So far this year Volvo Trucks has a market share of just over 40%.
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Claes Eliasson, Volvo Group Media Relations, +46 76 553 72 29 or
Jan Strandhede, Volvo Trucks Media Relations, [email protected], +46 31 3233715, +46 765 533715
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