Performance Team, a logistics firm and a Maersk Company, has placed a major order for electric vehicles to add to its fleet in Southern California.
Volvo Trucks is delivering a total of 126 Class 8 electric trucks – its largest order to date – to Performance Team, which will start operating the vehicles in the second quarter of this year, serving port drayage and warehouse distribution routes.
The purchase of the zero-emission trucks is part of Maersk’s environmental, social and governance strategy to decarbonise logistics.
Vincent Clerc, CEO of Ocean & Logistics at A.P. Moller – Maersk said: “Our customers are looking for tangible actions on sustainable supply chains – not just conceptual. With this in mind we move decisively towards building an end-to-end, landside decarbonisation offering for our customers – in line with our target to extend Maersk net
zero efforts to all transport modes in our global operation.
“These investments in our North America network will generate valuable experience for the continued journey towards similar customer offerings across the globe.”
In January, Volvo Trucks announced production plans for its next-generation VNR Electric model with an operational range of up to 275 miles.