“Once again, DFDS has confirmed its great trust in our partnership and technology with this order for an additional 25 Volvo FM Electric trucks. We are very proud and happy that it is so clearly becoming a competitive advantage for transporters to be able to offer electric, sustainable transport. This is very encouraging for Volvo Trucks, for our customers, and for the climate,” comments Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.
Delivery of the vehicles is planned to commence in Q4 2022. The new trucks will be used for transport in the DFDS logistics system in Europe.
“Green investments in the heavy transport industry are a prerequisite. That’s to reach the emissions reductions needed for DFDS, our customers, and society in general. Our partnership with Volvo Trucks allows DFDS to offer further low-emission transport solutions, already in high demand among customers. We hope such investments will increase the demand for green infrastructure solutions across Europe,” says Niklas Andersson, Executive Vice President and Head of Logistics Division at DFDS.
Volvo FM Electric truck
With a Volvo FM Electric truck, it´s possible to drive up to 500 km during a workday, with a fast top-up charge, for example during the lunch break. The Volvo FM Electric has a gross combination weight of up to 44 tons. People can charge it overnight at the Home Depot and via high-power fast charging on the route.
Volvo Trucks’ serial production of electric trucks dates back to 2019. It’s one of the very first truck brands to do so. The product range now includes six electric truck models. For example, the Volvo FH, Volvo FM, Volvo FMX, and Volvo FE. In addition, Volvo FL, and the Volvo VNR, in North America.
Of the electric trucks in Europe so far this year, Volvo Trucks has a market share of just over 40%. That’s 16 tonnes and heavier.
DFDS provides ferry and transport services in and around Europe, generating annual revenues of DKK 19bn. Its 10,000 employees are located across more than 20 countries. DFDS is headquartered in Copenhagen and listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange in Copenhagen.