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DFDS adds another 25 electric Volvo trucks to fleet

Volvo Trucks has received an order for an additional 25 heavy electric trucks from DFDS, Northern Europe’s largest shipping and logistics company.

The new vehicles are on top of the record order of 100 Volvo FM electric trucks that was made last October, adding up to a total of 125 electric trucks for DFDS.

Roger Alm, president Volvo Trucks said: “Once again, DFDS has confirmed its great trust in our partnership and technology with this order for an additional 25 Volvo FM Electric trucks.

“We are very proud and happy that it is so clearly becoming a competitive advantage for transporters to be able to offer electric, sustainable transports. This is very encouraging for Volvo Trucks, for our customers and for the climate.”

Delivery of the vehicles is planned to commence in Q4 2022. The new trucks will be used for transports in the DFDS logistics system in Europe.

Volvo claims with its FM Electric truck, it is possible to drive up to 500km during a work day, with a fast top-up charge, for example during the lunch break.

The Volvo FM Electric has a gross combination weight of up to 44 tons and can be charged both overnight at the home-depot and via high power fast charging on route.