DFDS strikes deal with Volvo for 100 electric trucks

The electric trucks, which can travel up to 300km when fully charged, will support DFDS’ ambition to reduce carbon emissions by 45% by 2030

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Volvo Trucks has announced its largest-ever order for electric trucks, as shipping and logistics company DFDS aims to go green.

First deliveries of the 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks to DFDS, which will replace its conventional trucks, will start in the fourth quarter of 2022 and continue throughout 2023.

The electric trucks can travel up to 300km when fully charged and will be used for both short and long transport in the DFDS logistics system in Europe.

The new green fleet will support DFDS’ ambition to reduce carbon emissions by 45% by 2030.

Niklas Andersson, Executive Vice President and Head of Logistics Division at DFDS said: “At DFDS, we’re determined to reduce CO2 emissions and create a sustainable supply chain solution to our customers. We know how important electrification is to reach our CO2 reduction targets.

“Placing the largest e-truck order to date at Volvo, we put action behind our ambition to reach 45% CO2 reduction target by 2030.”