Volvo receives order for up to 1,000 electric trucks

Volvo Trucks has signed a letter of intent to sell 1,000 electric trucks to Swiss building solution provider Holcim by 2030. 

The deal is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks, and the first 130 units will be delivered in 2023 and 2024 to markets including France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.

By replacing 1,000 Volvo FH diesel trucks with Volvo FH Electric trucks using green electricity on a typical route, up to 50,000 tons of CO2 could be saved every year, according to Volvo’s Environmental Footprint Calculator, assuming that a truck with a total weight of 44 tons uses 7% biodiesel and achieves an average of 23 l/km over 80,000 km.

“The net-zero transition requires deep collaboration across value chains, and we are excited to be partnering with Volvo to decarbonize our European operations’ logistics with electric fleets, advancing our goal to reach 30% of zero-emission heavy-duty trucks by 2030,” said Jan Jenisch, Chairman and CEO of Holcim.

Source: Volvo

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