DFDS has placed an order for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks, which is one of the largest ever orders for heavy-duty zero tailpipe emissions trucks in the world. It is also the largest commercial order to date for Volvo’s battery-powered trucks.
The first deliveries of the tractor units, the bulk of which will be operated in the UK, Sweden and Belgium, will start in the fourth quarter of 2022 and continue throughout 2023.
Commenting on the order, Volvo Trucks president Roger Alm said: “This is a major milestone in our commitment to fossil-free transportation and I am very proud of the partnership we have with DFDS. Together 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.”
Niklas Andersson, executive vice president and head of logistics division at DFDS, added: “At DFDS, we're determined to play our part in reducing CO2 emissions and creating a sustainable supply chain. 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.”