DFDS orders additional batch of electric trucks
DFDS, the Danish ferry and logistics operator, has ordered another batch of electric trucks. 25 vehicles will be added to the company’s fleet after receiving 100 electric trucks ordered in October 2021. The current order, like the previous one, will be fulfilled by Volvo Trucks.
“Once again, DFDS has confirmed its great trust in our partnership and technology with this order for an additional 25 Volvo FM Electric trucks,” said Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks. The purchase of the new batch of electric heavy goods vehicles is in line with DFDS’s environmental policy, which aims for reducing C02 emissions by 45 per cent in 2030.
25 new electric trucks will be delivered to the Danish logistics provider in 2023, while 100 electric trucks from the first order will be put into operation in the first quarter of 2022. The electric trucks will be deployed on the road freight routes of DFDS across Europe.
The Volvo FM Electric trucks range up to 300 kilometres on one charge with a distance that can be extended up to 500 kilometres. They have a gross combination weight of up to 44 tonnes and can be charged overnight and via high power fast charging on the route.