LTS Global Solutions adds first electric truck to fleet

Commercial Motor
March 30, 2024

Supplied by the Hartshorne Group, LTS Global Solutions has taken delivery of a new Volvo FM Electric. The truck joins the fleet after a three-week trial to cover collections and deliveries within a 50 mile radius of LTS Global’s site in Coleshill. 

James Cowen, managing director at Hartshorne, said: “The Hartshorne Group is delighted to have been able to support the LTS team with their first Volvo Electric Truck, as they embark upon leading the change towards a more sustainable future.”

The vehicle has a range of 280km and is fitted six batteries and three electric motors. Charging time is between eight to 10 hours using a 46-amp charger. The truck is equipped with a Globetrotter cab, I-Shift gearbox, Volvo dynamic steering and front and rear air suspension. 

Dave Hands, managing director at LTS Global Solutions, said: “Making positive contributions to reducing our emissions is something that is continually top of mind at LTS Global Solutions and an ethos which we look to apply to every aspect of our operation.

“From replacing vehicles on a three-year cycle to the latest models to completing our recent move into a state-of-the-art, purpose built net zero carbon in construction facility, we are always looking at new and innovative ways to improve our carbon footprint. Adding a Volvo FM Electric truck to our fleet with the help of Hartshorne Group is the latest step on our sustainability journey.

“While the 280km range of the vehicle has its limitations in terms of its long-haul capabilities, it will still prove ideal for collection and delivery within the region where it will be applied, and we are very much looking forward to seeing it in action, out on the road. This addition to our fleet is yet another positive milestone for the business and we are incredibly proud to be showcasing our commitment to embracing the latest vehicle technologies currently on the market by purchasing the Volvo FM Electric.”

LTS is working with Planet Mark to achieve Plant Mark business certification. This recognises companies making progress in reducing carbon emissions across Scope 1, 2 and key elements of Scope 3. To reach this goal, accurate reporting is used to help LTS hit the required carbon reduction of at least 2.5% and ideally 5% annually.

Volvo Trucks will be exhibiting at Road Transport Expo, which takes place at NAEC Stoneleigh between 4-6 June. Registrations are now open, so book your free place now!

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