Norway Post goes for 32 Volvo e-trucks
The Norwegian Postal Service has ordered 29 electric trucks from Volvo Trucks. This is the largest order ever for Volvo Trucks from Norway and one of the largest in Europe.
Norwegian Post representative Kenneth Tjønndal Pettersen says that the electric trucks will be put into operation quickly. They will be used from Tromsø in the north of the country to Kristiansand in the south of Norway. Along with three previously ordered electric trucks, Volvo Trucks will deliver a total of 32 electric trucks to the Norwegian Postal Service in 2022.
In October last year, Volvo Trucks received its largest electric truck order to date. Northern European shipping and logistics company DFDS ordered 100 Volvo FM Electric. The large order was preceded by a customer trial, after which the order was increased. In December 2021, DFDS ordered another 25 electric trucks from Volvo. Delivery is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 and the vehicles will be used for transport in the DFDS logistics system in Europe.
Just last month, Swedish service and distribution company Ferronordic ordered eleven Volvo FL and Volvo FE Electric, among other vehicles. Ferronordic says the chassis for the trucks are to be delivered in the first quarter of 2022 and then fitted with bodies in Germany. The vehicles should then be ready for use at the end of March 2022.
Volvo Trucks has five all-electric truck models in its range. A sixth vehicle, the Volvo VNR Electric, started production in 2021, and a new generation of this truck was presented in January 2022 for the North American market. The Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX Electric are heavy trucks with a gross vehicle weight of up to 44 tonnes. They will be sold in Europe and production will start in the second half of 2022. Series production of the Volvo FL and FE Electric for urban distribution and waste management started in Europe in 2019.