Sweden’s AB Volvo wins largest electric truck order ever

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File photo: The Volvo logo is displayed on a rim displayed at a Volvo showroom in Mexico City on April 6, 2018. Reuters / Gustavo Graf

October 6, 2021

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 electric trucks from shipping company DFDS, its largest commercial electric truck order ever, a Swedish truck maker said on Wednesday.

AB Volvo’s main truck brand, Volvo Trucks, said the order marks one of the world’s largest heavy-duty electric trucks in history and deliveries will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022.

With a range of up to 300 km, FM electric trucks are used in Europe for both short-haul and long-haul transport.

Volvo, which began mass production of electric trucks in 2019, aims to make half of the world’s truck deliveries in electric trucks by 2030.

“We are pleased that growing customer interest is beginning to reflect in stronger orders,” said Roger Elm, president of Volvo Trucks, in a statement.

The “green” shift of the transportation sector, which produces about a quarter of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, is widely considered important in helping to align with global climate goals.

(Reporting by Helena Soderpalem; Editing by Simon Johnson)

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