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The Prime Minister of Norway christened one of the country's first electric tipper trucks

Tom Wilhelmsen AS is the first transport company in Norway to use fully electric tipper trucks for construction operations. The company's goal is to have a zero-emission fleet by 2025 at the latest. At a ceremony outside Oslo on 29 October, one of the first trucks was christened by Erna Solberg, the Prime Minister of Norway.
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The absence of exhaust fumes and engine noise contributes to a better working environment and the drivers, who have already driven electric trucks for a while, are very satisfied. Photographer: Espen Braata.

In close collaboration with companies in the construction industry, Volvo Trucks has developed electrified transport solutions that meet the industry's requirements in terms of performance, distance covered, freight handling and efficient vehicle use. Because of the absence of exhaust gases and engine noise, electric vehicles help to create a better working environment and quieter, cleaner cities.

"The fact that customers like Tom Wilhelmsen AS can use electric trucks to reduce the climate impact of heavy haulage operations is fundamental to our work on sustainable transport. It is also a positive development that governments in Norway and in other European countries are speeding up the pace of development by providing incentives for haulage companies which want to invest in electric vehicles with a lower climate impact," says Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks.

Tom Wilhelmsen AS now owns three Volvo FE Electric tipper trucks.
The model is designed to meet demanding urban transport requirements, including light construction operations, waste management and goods deliveries. It has three axles and a gross vehicle weight of up to 27 tonnes.

"We have already begun using two of the trucks and we're very pleased with the low noise levels and, most importantly, the range. The drivers were a bit skeptical to start with, but now they are impressed with the trucks," says Tom Wilhelmsen.

Find out more about Volvo Trucks' electric solutions at:  http://www.volvotrucks.com/electromobility

For further information, please contact:

Jan Strandhede
Media Relations Director, Volvo Trucks
Tel: +46 31 3233715
Email: jan.strandhede@volvo.com

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