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100 Volvo FM electric trucks at DFDS

Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 FM Electric trucks from DFDS, the largest transport and logistics company in Northern Europe. This is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks, and one of the largest ever for heavy electric trucks worldwide.

“This is an important step in our commitment to fossil fuel-free transport and I am very proud of the partnership we have with DFDS. Together, we are showing the world that electrified heavy truck transportation is already a viable solution today. I think this will encourage many more customers to confidently take the first step on their own electrification journey, ”comments Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.

Deliveries of the first Volvo FM Electric trucks to DFDS will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 and will continue through 2023. The trucks will be used for both short and regional transport in DFDS ‘logistics system in Europe.

“At DFDS, we are determined to play our part in reducing CO2 emissions and creating a sustainable supply chain. We know how important electrification is to achieving our CO2 goals and I hope we can inspire others as we move forward in this vital transition, ”said Niklas Andersson, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. the logistics division at DFDS.

The FM Electric can operate up to 44 tonnes of combined gross weight and has a range of up to 300 km. Each truck can be charged either via overnight depot (each truck comes with an AC charger) or via high power charging on the way (DC charging).

DFDS chose a financing solution provided by Volvo Financial Services.

Breakthrough for electric trucks in Europe

The trend towards electrification of the heavy goods vehicle market is accelerating. In Europe, several hundred electric trucks over 16 tonnes have been registered so far this year. Of these, around 40 percent are Volvos.

“Our clear goal is to drive the transformation of electric trucks and our leadership position in the market shows that we are definitely on the right track. Our goal for 2030 is for half of our global truck deliveries to be electric. We are delighted to see that the growing interest from our customers is starting to translate into firm orders, including this impressive order from DFDS, ”Alm adds.

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