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Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland appoints its first head of e-Mobility

Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland has appointed its first head of e-Mobility, just weeks after opening the order books for its all-new Volvo FH, FM and FMX Electric heavy-duty trucks.

Amy Stokes joins the company after 18 months as group energy market manager at Volkswagen Group UK, where she was responsible for the development of new energy market opportunities to support the uptake of electric vehicles.

Stokes’ remit covers the whole of Volvo Trucks’ electric portfolio in the UK and Ireland, which will see three new heavy-duty electric trucks enter production in 2022. These will join the existing Volvo FL and FE Electric trucks which are already available.

She will be based at the company’s head office in Warwick, reporting directly to managing director Christian Coolsaet.

Commenting on her appointment, Stokes says: “I love everything to do with e-mobility and the opportunity to join Volvo Trucks was one I simply couldn’t turn down. The management team shared their vision with me for transitioning half of all sales to electric product by 2030 and I knew immediately this was something I wanted to be part of.

“We have already got one Volvo FL Electric operating in London with DHL Supply Chain, and sales will only grow in one direction from here. It’s going to be hugely exciting.”