European shipping company orders 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks

DFDS, a shipping and logistics firm based in Northern Europe, has placed an order with Volvo Trucks for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks. The deal is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks.

Deliveries of the trucks will start in the fourth quarter of 2022 and continue throughout 2023. Volvo Financial Services will provide a financing solution.  DFDS will use the e-trucks for both short- and long-haul transport.

The FM Electric can carry a gross combination weight of 44 tons, and has a range of up to 300 km. It can be charged via overnight depot charging (AC) and high-power charging en route (DC). Volvo Trucks started serial production of electric trucks in 2019, and its product range now includes six electric truck models—the Volvo FH, FM, FMX, FE and FL, and the VNR, sold in North America.

“Our target for 2030 is that half of our global truck deliveries will be electric,” says Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks. “We are pleased to see that growing interest among our customers is starting to be reflected in firm orders. We are showing the world that electrified heavy truck transport is a viable solution already today. I believe this will encourage many more customers to confidently take the first step in their own electrification journey.”

“At DFDS, we know how important electrification is in the journey to reach our CO2 targets, and I hope we can inspire others as we move forward in this vital transition,” says DFDS Executive VP Niklas Andersson.

Source: Volvo Trucks

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