Volvo delivers 20 electric trucks to DFDS in Gothenburg
Today, Volvo Trucks is delivering 20 fully electric heavy trucks to the logistics company DFDS in Gothenburg, Sweden. The delivery is part of a total order for 125 electric trucks that DFDS has placed with Volvo. Some of the new electric fleet will be used to transport goods to and from the Volvo Trucks assembly plant in Gothenburg.
DFDS, Northern Europe's largest integrated shipping and logistics company, has placed one of the biggest orders ever for Volvo’s battery electric trucks – 125 Volvo FM Electric models. Now 20 of those trucks are starting their debut in commercial traffic.
of the trucks, charged using green electricity, will be deployed on
transports to and from Volvo's heavy truck factory just outside
Gothenburg. The initiative marks an important step to reach Volvo
Trucks’ sustainability target – to have a 100% fossil-free supply chain
by 2040. In addition, four of the 20 trucks delivered to DFDS include
“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,” explains Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.
The deployment of electric, zero-exhaust emission trucks is part of the ambition of DFDS to become carbon neutral by 2050.
“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. The transition
requires the right infrastructure and cooperation across various areas
of society. It cannot be achieved by working alone,” says Niklas
Andersson, Executive Vice President and Head of Logistics Division at
Since Volvo Trucks started production of fully electric trucks in 2019, the company has sold more than 4,300 electric trucks in more than 38 countries around the world. Volvo currently offers the industry´s broadest product line-up with six electric models in series production, catering to a very wide variety of transports in and between cities. Volvo Trucks’ global target is that in 2030, 50% of all new trucks it sells will be electric.
DFDS provides ferry and logistics services in Europe and Turkey, generating annual revenues of DKK 17bn. Its 8,000 employees are located on ferries and trucks, as well as in offices, across 20 countries. DFDS, which was founded in 1866, is headquartered in Copenhagen and listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.