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Starbucks, Volvo and ChargePoint to build electric coffee highway from Denver to Seattle

We’re not sure why, but there does seem to be an affinity between coffee and driving electric. Starbucks has long offered EV charging at some of its stores, and now the chain, in partnership with Volvo Cars, is planning to install chargers along a 1,350-mile route between the hypercaffeinated cities of Denver and Seattle. By… Read more »

Traton, Daimler and Volvo form European charging infrastructure joint venture

In January, the Traton Group, Daimler Truck, and the Volvo Group announced plans to form a joint venture to build a high-power charging network for commercial EVs in Europe. Now the companies have completed the final steps in forming the new JV, and have appointed Anja van Niersen, a charging industry veteran who previously served… Read more »

Volvo and partners plan California Electrified Charging Corridor for medium- and heavy-duty EVs

Volvo Trucks is joining up with Shell and three truck dealerships to develop a public medium- and heavy-duty EV charging network that connects several of California’s largest metropolitan areas. The Electrified Charging Corridor Project has scored $2 million in funding from the California Energy Commission, and is expected to get underway in 2022. All five… Read more »

Volvo Group invests in software provider Optibus to digitalize and electrify public transportation

Volvo Group Venture Capital has invested in Optibus, the provider of a Software-as-a-Service solution designed to facilitate the digitalization and electrification of public transportation. Optibus says its service is in use in 1,000 cities in 26 countries. “Optibus offers a scalable SaaS solution and has doubled its revenue year over year,” says Christina Brinck, Investment… Read more »

Volvo Cars to build EV manufacturing plant in Slovakia

Volvo Cars plans to establish its third European manufacturing plant in Slovakia. The new facility, which will build only EVs, will complement the company’s plants in Ghent, Belgium and Torslanda, Sweden. The new facility represents an investment of around 1.2 billion euros. It will be located close to Kosice, in eastern Slovakia, where it will… Read more »

Volvo Energy invests in Connected Energy’s second-life battery business

Volvo Energy has acquired a 10% stake in UK-based second-life battery energy storage specialist Connected Energy for 50 million Swedish kroner ($4.93 million). Volvo Energy is one of five new investors in the company. Volvo Energy, a business area within the Volvo Group, is “dedicated to providing essential support and infrastructure during the first-life, i.e…. Read more »

Clean trucks to clean cities: Volvo Trucks to deploy 80 electric sewer cleaner trucks in Europe

Several cities in Europe, and a couple in China, have implemented zero-emission zones, and this is expected to generate demand for electric service trucks. Bucher Municipal, a global supplier of municipal vehicles such as street sweepers, winter maintenance equipment and refuse vehicles, has joined forces with Volvo Trucks to develop an all-electric sewer cleaner built… Read more »

AMPLY Power to manage charging for Volvo VNR electric truck fleet in California’s Central Valley

Fleet charging specialist AMPLY Power will support the deployment of two Volvo VNR Electric Trucks operated by Producers Dairy in Fresno. AMPLY managed the design and installation of charging infrastructure at the company’s processing facility, which includes two 150 kW DC fast chargers. AMPLY will also provide ongoing managed charging services through its OMEGA platform…. Read more »

Truck-as-a-Service startup WattEV orders 50 Volvo VNR electric trucks

WattEV has ordered 50 Volvo VNR Class 8 electric trucks to launch its Truck-as-a-Service (TaaS) model in California. Over the next several months, the e-trucks will begin operating on routes between California’s San Joaquin Valley, Inland Empire, and the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. WattEV’s TaaS model offers shippers and carriers access to… Read more »

Danish concrete provider plans to test 11 Volvo FM Electric trucks

Unicon, a producer and supplier of ready-mixed concrete in Denmark, operates a fleet of 195 trucks, and is beginning to explore the possibility of electrification. The company tested a Volvo FE Electric truck, and now plans to order 11 Volvo FM Electric models, which will be converted to cement mixers. Deliveries are to start by… Read more »