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Sweden’s AB Volvo wins its largest electric truck order so far By Reuters


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STOCKHOLM, (Reuters) – Volvo Trucks received a 100-truck order from shipping company DFDS. This is the largest commercial order of electric trucks that it has ever received, according to the Swedish truck manufacturer.

Volvo Trucks is AB Volvo’s major truck brand. It stated that this order was among the largest for heavy electric trucks in history and would be delivered by the end of the fourth quarter 2022.

FM Electric trucks have a range up to 300 kms and can be used in Europe for short- or long distance transport.

Volvo started production in serial of electric trucks in 2019 and aims to make half of all its truck deliveries electric by 2030.

Roger Alm (President Volvo Trucks) stated in a statement that “We are happy to see that growing customer interest is beginning to reflect in firm orders.”

It is important that the transportation sector, which accounts for nearly a quarter global carbon dioxide emissions (and is responsible for 80% of all global greenhouse gas emissions), shifts to the ‘green’ side in order to align it with international climate goals.

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