According to a press release from Volvo, it recently received an order for 29 electric trucks from the Norwegian Post.
Fleet Sales Manager, Volvo Trucks Norway, Espen Sanne explains, “This is clearly the largest order ever for Volvo electric trucks in Norway, and it is a major contract even in an international context,”
Using the same driveline, the trucks will come in different configurations of the Volvo FL and FE models, with two and three axles respectively.
Earlier, the postal service had placed an order of 13 biogas-fueled trucks and 3 electric trucks with Volvo. So, this makes a total of 32 electric trucks that Volvo will deliver during 2022 to the Norwegian Post.
Norway is next only to Switzerland in terms of electric trucks deployment in Europe. Big entities like Norwegian Post are pioneering with determination by implementing their sustainable plans for transport. Thus creating solutions for distribution challenges of both now and future.
Kenneth Tjønndal Pettersen, press officer at the Norwegian Post comments that they expect the trucks quickly to be in service. The trucks will operate from Tromsø in the north to Kristiansand in the south.
“37 percent of our fleet now runs on renewable energy – and that share will increase significantly going forward,” he added.
Volvo is among the foremost companies in the market bringing electromobility to commercial vehicles. The series production of its FL And FE Electric had started in 2019, these trucks are ideal for urban logistics and refuse management.
Also among its heavier electric lineup are FM Electric, FMX Electric and FH Electric trucks currently on sale in Europe. The production of them will start during the second half of 2022.
On the other side, in North America, Volvo has VNR Electric trucks. The company reported having received an order for 16 Class 8 all-electric trucks from the warehousing and distribution company Performance Team. Orders for VNR Electric models began in December of 2020. Volvo produces the VNR Electric trucks at the New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia since Q2 2021.