DHL and Volvo speed up transition to zero

DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks have partnered to speed up the introduction of heavy-duty electric trucks to be used for regional transport in Europe.

So far, the main use of electric trucks has been for short distances within cities and urban areas, but the partners are initiating a project focusing on longer distances. The cooperation includes exclusive, worldwide first pilot tests of a fully electric Volvo FH truck operating between two DHL Freight logistics terminals in Sweden that are 150 km apert.

Volvo Trucks is driving the necessary shift towards fossil free transports by making the transition to electrification as seamless and efficient as possible. This is done by considering the eco-system for electrification including charging, route planning, vehicles, service and other support.

Already, the Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric trucks are in serial production, with DHL Supply Chain recently putting a new Volvo FL Electric into operation in London, thereby introducing the first purpose-built fully electric Volvo truck for city distribution in the UK.

At the end of last year, Volvo Trucks in North America started sales of the VNR Electric, and this year will mark the sales start in Europe of the heavy-duty electric product range.

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