Maersk has ordered 126 electric trucks from Volvo

Volvo Trucks North America has received an order for 110 Volvo VNR electric trucks from global logistics company Maersk. The deal complements a previous order for 16 vehicles of the same model and is the largest commercial order for Volvo electric trucks to date.

The order was placed by Performance Team, part of the Maersk Group, and a total of 126 of these electric trucks will work for Performance Team. The first electric trucks will begin operation in the second quarter of 2022, with all 126 trucks scheduled to be operational by the first quarter of 2023.

“Volvo Trucks is excited to continue collaborating with Maersk on its fleet sustainability goals and to play a key role in the organization’s continued scaled investments in electromobility solutions,” says Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America.

The Class 8 electric trucks will be used in California for a variety of transportation tasks, serving port traffic and warehouse distribution routes.

The Volvo VNR Electric has a range of up to 440 km and an energy capacity of up to 565 kWh. The truck can be charged to 80% in 90 minutes in the six-battery version and 60 minutes in the four-battery version. The Volvo VNR Electric is produced at Volvo Trucks New River Valley plant in Virginia, which is the exclusive manufacturer of all Volvo trucks in North America.

50% of electric vehicle sales by 2030

Volvo Trucks has set an ambitious goal: 50% of all trucks it sells will be electric by 2030.

“We are determined to lead the electric transformation of the transport industry. Volumes are still low, but we see rapidly growing interest in Europe, North America and also other parts of the world. In 2021 we took orders, including letters of intent to buy, for more than 1,100 trucks in over 20 countries. It´s clearly becoming a key competitive advantage to be able to offer electric, zero emission transports,” says Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.

In 2021, Volvo Trucks was the market leader in heavy-duty electric trucks in Europe, with 42 percent market share, and also holds the leading position in North America. Since this year, Volvo Trucks has produced a total of six electric truck models and has the most comprehensive lineup of electric trucks in the global truck industry, covering everything from urban distribution and garbage collection to construction hauling and regional trucking.

Source – Volvo Group

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