Warehousing and distribution company Performance Team (a Maersk company) has placed an order for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks—the largest order for the model to date. The Volvo VNR Electric is designed for local and regional freight distribution, and the new e-trucks will go into service carrying regional loads to customers across Southern California.
Volvo Trucks North America began taking customer orders for its VNR Electric model in December 2020. Production began in Q2 2021 at the company’s New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia.
Performance Team took advantage of a South Coast Air Quality Management District grant to replace some of its diesel trucks with EVs, and to install charging infrastructure.
“We’re seeing a 30% growth rate in our warehousing and distribution business,” said Performance Team Executive VP Jason Walker. “Customers are looking for more truck power to meet high-volume delivery demands. This new order of Volvo VNR Electric trucks will give us firsthand experience on their performance carrying regional loads and environmental benefits. Our findings will help determine next steps in our fleet modernization and the electric infrastructure necessary for future operations.”
Source: Volvo Trucks