Volvo to supply 100 electric trucks to logistics company DFDS

DFDS, one of the largest shipping and logistics companies in Northern Europe, expands its Volvo electric truck fleet to 225 trucks.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 19 Mar 2024 Views icon1885 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
An FM Electric truck operated by DFDS. Image: Volvo Trucks

An FM Electric truck operated by DFDS. Image: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 electric trucks from logistics company DFDS. With this latest order, DFDS has almost doubled its Volvo electric truck fleet to 225 trucks, the largest company fleet of heavy electric trucks in Europe.

DFDS, one of the largest shipping and logistics companies in Northern Europe, is seeing a growing demand for transport solutions with lower environmental impact. The company has now placed another order for 100 electric trucks from Volvo. Previously, DFDS has purchased a total of 125 heavy electric trucks from Volvo.

At present, 95 Volvo electric trucks are operational in Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Belgium and the Netherlands with the remaining 30 due to be delivered during 2024. Thanks to its growing electric truck fleet, DFDS had reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 1,516 tonnes by the end of 2023.

“I am very proud to continue our close partnership with DFDS. This order for an additional 100 Volvo electric trucks is proof of their trust in our company. The big increase of DFDS’ electric truck fleet shows that zero-emissions transport is a viable solution here and now”, says Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks.

The new electric trucks will be deployed in nine markets across Europe, including UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden. The trucks will be of the updated and more energy-efficient models of Volvo FH Electric and FM Electric.

DFDS currently has the largest fleet of heavy-duty electric trucks in Europe and is well underway to reach its target of having at least 25 percent of the truck fleet electrified by 2030.

“We want to drive the transition to more sustainable road transport. Our expanding fleet of electric trucks will not only contribute to reducing the climate impact of our operations. It will also enable DFDS to support more companies that are looking to decarbonise their supply chains. The 100 new electric trucks underline our commitment to pushing the development forward”, says Niklas Anderson, EVP, Logistic Division at DFDS.   

Some of the new electric trucks will be used to transport goods to and from the Volvo Trucks assembly plant in Gothenburg.

Since 2019, Volvo Trucks has sold electric trucks to customers in 45 countries on six continents. Volvo currently offers the industry´s broadest product line-up with eight electric models, catering to a very wide variety of transport assignments in and between cities.

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