“Once again, DFDS has confirmed its great trust in our partnership and technology with this order for an additional 25 Volvo FM Electric trucks. We are very proud and happy that it is so clearly becoming a competitive advantage for transporters to be able to offer electric, sustainable transports. This is very encouraging for Volvo Trucks, for our customers and for the climate,” comments Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks.
Delivery of the vehicles is planned to commence in Q4 2022. The new trucks will be used for transports in the DFDS logistics system in Europe.
“Green investments in the heavy transport industry are a prerequisite to reach the emissions reductions needed for DFDS, customers, and society. Our partnership with Volvo Trucks allows DFDS to invest further in green transport solutions, already in high demand among customers. We hope such investments increase the demand for green infrastructure solutions across Europe,” says Niklas Andersson, Executive Vice President and Head of Logistics Division at DFDS.
With a Volvo FM Electric truck it´s possible to drive up to 500 km during a work day, with a fast top-up charge, for example during the lunch break. The Volvo FM Electric has a gross combination weight of up to 44 tons and can be charged both overnight at the home-depot and via high power fast charging on route.
Volvo Trucks started serial production of electric trucks in 2019, as one of the very first truck brands to do so. The product range now includes six electric truck models – the Volvo FH, Volvo FM, Volvo FMX, Volvo FE, Volvo FL and the Volvo VNR, sold in North America.
Of the electric trucks (16 tonnes and heavier) registered in Europe so far this year, Volvo Trucks has a market share of just over 40%.
DFDS provides ferry and transport services in and around Europe, generating annual revenues of DKK 19bn. Its 10,000 employees are located across more than 20 countries. DFDS is headquartered in Copenhagen and listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange in Copenhagen.
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