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Volvo to supply 20 heavy-duty electric trucks to Amazon

Volvo Trucks will deliver fully electric heavy-duty trucks to Amazon in Germany by year end.

The 20 Volvo FH Electric are expected to drive more than one million road kilometres annually, fuelled with electricity instead of diesel.

Volvo Trucks started the series production of heavy-duty electric trucks in September this year, and the availability of electric trucks for inter-city and regional haulage marks an important milestone for decarbonising road transport.

The truck maker says the electric versions of its most important product range – the heavy-duty Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks – will play a vital role in reaching its global target; in 2030 half of all new trucks sold will be battery or fuel cell electric.

These electric heavy-duty trucks can operate at a total weight of 44 tonnes and the three models mentioned represent around two thirds of the company’s sales.

For Amazon, the trucks will replace its diesel counterparts and play a key role in electrification initiatives through its transportation chain.