Record Order For Volvo Electric Trucks

VOLVO has received an order for 100 FM Electric trucks from DFDS, one of Northern Europe’s largest shipping and logistics companies. The deal is one of the largest ever for heavy-duty electric trucks worldwide,” said Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks.
“This is a major milestone in our commitment to fossil-free transportation and I am very proud of the partnership we have with DFDS. Together we are showing the world that electrified heavy truck transport is a viable solution today. I believe this will encourage many more customers to confidently take the first step in their own electrification journey.”
Deliveries of the first Volvo FM Electric trucks to DFDS will start in the fourth quarter of 2022 and continue throughout 2023. The trucks will be used for both short and regional transport in the DFDS logistics system in Europe.
The FM Electric can operate at up to 44 tonnes gross and has a range of up to 300km. Each truck can be charged either via overnight depot charging (all come with an AC charger) or via high power charging en route (DC charging).
DFDS has chosen a financing solution provided by Volvo Financial Services.
In Europe, several hundred electric trucks above 16 tonnes have been registered so far this year. Of these, approximately 40% are Volvos. “Our clear aim is to drive the electric truck transformation and our market leading position shows that we are definitely on the right track. Our target for 2030 is that half of our global truck deliveries will be electric. We are pleased to see that growing interest among our customers is starting to be reflected in firm orders, not least by this impressive order from DFDS,” commented Roger Alm.
Volvo Trucks began serial production of electric trucks in 2019, as one of the first truck brands to do so. The product range now includes six electric truck models; the FH, FM, FMX, FE, FL and the VNR, sold in North America.

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