Largest order for Volvo electric trucks
DFDS, the Danish ferry and logistics operator, will add 100 electric trucks to its fleet in the coming years. Such a large order will be fulfilled by Volvo Trucks. Starting from 2022, the new emission-free trucks will start to replace the conventional heavy goods vehicles.
Due to its commitment to sustainability, DFDS has decided to shift its truck fleet to electric vehicles. Within this policy, the Danish company purchased 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks with a loading capacity of up to 44 tonnes. The new carbon-neutral vehicles will be operated on the DFDS road freight routes across Europe. As the electric trucks with fully charged batteries can run on distances of up to 300 kilometres, they will be applied for short and long journeys in the company’s supply chain.
For both DFDS and Volvo Trucks, this deal is a major milestone. The Danish ferry is planning to replace the conventional HGVs with electric trucks in 2022 and 2023. “Electrification is an important element in this journey to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Niklas Andersson, executive vice president and head of the logistics division at DFDS. By 2030, his company intends to reduce its carbon emissions by 45 per cent.
As for Volvo Trucks, the mentioned order is the largest in terms of quantity. “This is a major milestone in our commitment to fossil-free transportation and I am very proud of the partnership we have with DFDS. I believe this will encourage many more customers to confidently take the first step in their own electrification journey,” added Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks. The Swedish truck manufacturer will also assist DFDS in training the drivers to operate the new type of HGVs.