Jun 1, 2023 - 01:24 pm
Copenhagen Pride Parade goes fully electric
The Copenhagen Pride Parade is switching completely to electric trucks this year. The colourful LGBTI+ festival, which takes place in August, will use 30 Volvo electric trucks, which will be temporarily withdrawn by logistics provider DFDS from its fleets in Denmark and Sweden.
May 25, 2023 - 02:06 pm
Econ launches electric gritter truck in the UK
Yorkshire-based company Econ Engineering has launched a new electric gritter truck. The company says the truck can be operated year-round thanks to a range of demountable body options, which allow it to switch between fleet roles.
May 11, 2023 - 12:48 pm
Volvo’s electric truck orders are up 141 per cent
Volvo Trucks received 486 orders for electric trucks in the first quarter of 2023, an increase of 141 per cent compared to the same period last year. This number is expected to increase over the course of the year as the Swedish company looks to bring its electric trucks to even more countries.
Apr 25, 2023 - 02:36 pm
Coke Canada Bottling launches EV truck fleet with Volvo
Volvo Trucks North America announced Coca-Cola Canada Bottling is acquiring six Volvo VNR Electric trucks as part of a pilot program in the Greater Montreal Area. The six trucks are the first Class 8 battery-electric trucks in the distributor’s fleet.
Mar 15, 2023 - 03:45 pm
Volvo Trucks first to sell electric trucks in Korea
Volvo Trucks has started sales of heavy battery-electric trucks in South Korea and says it is the first global manufacturer to do so. Three electric models are now available for South Korean transport companies to order.
Mar 9, 2023 - 01:35 pm
Mack Trucks presents second electric vehicle model
US commercial vehicle manufacturer Mack Trucks, part of the Volvo Group, has unveiled its second battery-electric model. Similarly to its diesel counterpart launched in 2020, the medium-duty Mack MD Electric will compete in US vehicle classes 6 and 7.
Mar 1, 2023 - 12:14 pm
Volvo Trucks offers more e-trucks for the construction industry
Electric vehicles are perfectly suited for construction sites, as Volvo Trucks demonstrates with its heavy-duty electric trucks. The manufacturer now offers trucks with simple chassis and various superstructures, such as tippers, mixers or cranes – all with an electric drivetrain.
Feb 17, 2023 - 03:16 pm
Volvo Trucks North America uses its own e-trucks in-house
Volvo Trucks North America is increasing the number of electric heavy-duty trucks serving its North American assembly plants. Together with four haulage partners, a total of 15 battery-electric Volvo VNR Electric trucks now commute to serve supplier logistics.
Feb 7, 2023 - 01:02 pm
Gruber Logistics orders 50 heavy electric trucks
The South Tyrol-based transport company Gruber Logistics will expand its fleet by 50 electric trucks within the next two years. In addition, the European logistics company plans to build its own charging infrastructure for its electric vehicles.
Jan 20, 2023 - 04:11 pm
“Orchard of Europe” edges toward 100% electric transport
Volvo Trucks has delivered 15 refrigerated electric trucks to Grupo Primafrio. The trucks of type Volvo FH Electric will collect fruits and vegetables in the Spanish Murcia region, known as the Orchard of Europe. The Group says this transitions its regional operations to 100% electric.
Jan 18, 2023 - 06:06 pm
Electric trucks on the roll in Gothenburg port
Skaraslättens Transport now employs two electric trucks for container transport at the port of Gothenburg. A third electric truck is to be added soon. But this is only the beginning: in 2023, more electric trucks from a second freight forwarder are to follow – and in significantly higher numbers.
Dec 12, 2022 - 12:51 pm
Volvo expands heavy electric truck lineup
Volvo Trucks is now offering further variants of its FH, FM and FMX heavy-duty electric truck models. Sales of the additional chassis variants will begin immediately, with production in Gothenburg scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2023.
Dec 6, 2022 - 04:28 pm
Commercial Vehicle Charging Europe now called Milence
Commercial Vehicle Charging Europe, the joint venture founded by Daimler Truck, the Traton Group and the Volvo Group to build a high-performance charging network for heavy trucks and coaches in Europe, has now started its business activities under the brand name Milence.
Nov 16, 2022 - 01:36 pm
Volvo Trucks expands HPC network with Pilot Company
In the USA, Volvo Group and the Pilot Company, the largest operator of truck stops in North America, have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a public charging network for electric trucks. Pilot Company plans to install HPCs at an unspecified number of locations that will be open to heavy-duty vehicles of all brands.
Oct 31, 2022 - 04:06 pm
Tradelink orders 15 Volvo VNR Electric trucks
Californian haulage company Tradelink Transport has ordered 15 all-electric VNR Electric heavy-duty trucks from Volvo Trucks North America. These 15 electric trucks will make up almost 30 per cent of Tradelink Transport’s total fleet.
Oct 27, 2022 - 02:03 pm
Volvo Group to build truck battery modules in Ghent
The Volvo Group has announced plans to build a battery module production facility at its truck plant in Ghent, Belgium. This is scheduled to go into operation in 2025 and will cost around 75 million euros in the first stage.
Oct 6, 2022 - 04:37 pm
Amazon orders 20 FH Electric from Volvo Trucks
In Germany, Volvo Trucks is to deliver 20 FH Electric heavy-duty electric trucks to Amazon before the end of the year. The electric trucks are to replace Amazon’s old diesel vehicles. Volvo Trucks only recently started series production of the FH Electric in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Sep 20, 2022 - 04:58 pm
Volvo Trucks presents electric axle drive at the IAA
Volvo Trucks has unveiled a new all-electric rear axle at IAA Transportation. The new electric axle allows more space for batteries in the truck by integrating the electric motors and transmission into the rear axle. According to Volvo, this should bring advantages especially in long-distance transport.
Sep 15, 2022 - 02:42 pm
Ikea to use electric trucks from Volvo in Poland
Volvo Trucks, Ikea Industry, and logistics company Raben Group have agreed to cooperate in heavy-duty electric transport. Ikea Industry will use Volvo FM Electric trucks operated by Raben for internal goods transport between two production sites in western Poland.
Sep 14, 2022 - 03:59 pm
4 Gen Logistics orders 41 VNR Electric
Transport company 4 Gen Logistics has ordered 41 VNR electric trucks from Volvo Trucks North America for use in California. The trucks will transport freight between the Port of Long Beach and Southern California’s Inland Empire, a national logistics and warehousing hub.
Sep 14, 2022 - 10:40 am
Volvo Trucks launches heavy electric truck production
Volvo Trucks has started series production of its heavy-duty electric trucks. The electric versions of the FH, FM and FMX models, which have been available for order since May, are being mass-produced in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo will also launch production in Ghent, Belgium next year.