Volvo Trucks and the Swedish food retailer ICA are analysing part of the Group’s transport routes to identify possible routes for electric vehicles. By 2030 at the latest, the ICA subsidiary’s goods traffic is to be completely without fossil fuels.
ICA Sweden has around 1,300 stores nationwide and a market share of around 36 per cent. Together with Volvo, the food specialist intends to focus its analysis on domestic goods traffic, both on routes in city centers and on longer overland routes.
In an accompanying press release, Volvo has announced that it will include electric transport solutions that use existing technologies, but also those that test new technologies. In the long term, the cooperation is also to be extended to other areas that contribute to reducing the environmental impact of goods traffic.
“Together we can speed up the introduction of efficient, fossil-free transport solutions. The cooperation will give us a better understanding of how electric trucks can quickly reduce carbon dioxide emissions from large transport flows,” says Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks. The Volvo Group subsidiary has been producing and selling all-electric trucks since 2019, which are intended for urban delivery traffic, among other things.
Anders Svensson, CEO of ICA Sweden, feels a responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of the Group’s goods traffic. “Our cooperation with Volvo Trucks will enable us to increase the pace of the developments that will reduce our transport emissions. This is fully in line with ICA’s sustainability policy”.