Towards Zero Emissions Roads

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Jacopo Artolli

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Vehicle manufacturing giant Volvo is set to deliver 20 fully electric heavy trucks to the logistics company DFDS in Gothenburg.

International shipping and logistics company DFDS, has recently purchased 125 of Volvo Trucks’ FM Electric models. Twenty of these are set to make their imminent debut in commercial traffic. Fourteen will be deployed on transport to and from the company’s heavy truck factory, located outside of Sweden’s second largest city. 

This latest initiative marks an important milestone in Volvo Trucks’ aim of reaching its sustainability target: to have a 100% fossil-free supply chain by 2040.

Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks made the following statement: 

We firmly believe in leading by example, and to start using zero-exhaust emission trucks in our own inbound flow of goods is an important part of our strategy to create a world-class, sustainable transport system. I´m really proud to have DFDS as a partner on this journey.

The distribution of electric, zero-exhaust emission trucks in part symbolises DFDS’ ambition to become carbon neutral by 2050. Executive Vice President and Head of Logistics Division at DFDS, Niklas Andersson emphasised the important role that collaboration plays towards this achievement:

Replacing our conventional, diesel trucks with alternatives like the Volvo FM Electric truck will have a significant impact on our carbon emissions. But this effort requires much more than financial investment. It’s important to work with energy providers and industry leaders, like Volvo Trucks, to make our climate ambitions a reality.”

Since the beginning of its electric vehicle production in 2019, Volvo Trucks has experienced commercial success in over 38 countries. Currently offering six electric models in series production, it is fully committed in expanding this project to provide clients with more eco-friendly alternatives and support the environment.




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