DFDS orders 100 electric trucks from Volvo

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European logistic operator DFDS has placed an order for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks, the largest heavy-duty electric truck order to date from a single customer on the continent. The move is part of DFDS’s efforts to cut its CO emissions by 45% by 2030.

“At DFDS, we’re determined to become carbon neutral and offer a sustainable supply chain for our customers across Europe and Turkey. Electrification is an important element in this journey. The electrical trucks will be deployed in 2022 and 2023 to replace conventional trucks,” said Niklas Andersson, EVP and head of DFDS’s Logistics Division.

The heavy-duty Volvo FM Electric truck can carry a maximum weight of 44 tons (gross combination weight). The new electric fleet will replace conventional trucks during 2022 and 2023. The electric trucks can drive up to 300km when fully charged and will be used for both short and long trips in DFDS’s supply chain solutions.

The order also includes eco-driving training by Volvo to ensure a competitive transition to the new technology.

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