The Norwegian Postal Service is taking big steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions from their distribution trucks. They have now ordered 29 electric trucks, making the order one of the largest ever for Volvo Trucks in Europe and adding to Volvo’s already leading market position as a supplier of electric heavy-duty trucks.
“We are happy to have made this deal and we want to put these vehicles in operation quickly, 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. We have an ambitious environmental strategy that will benefit the whole country and in order to keep the pace up in this important work, we need quality-focused and ambitious partners like Volvo,” says Kenneth Tjønndal Pettersen, press officer at the Norwegian Post.
The Norwegian Postal Service has previously placed an order with Volvo for 13 biogas fueled and three electric trucks. In total during 2022 Volvo Trucks will deliver 32 electric and 13 biogas fueled trucks to the Norwegian Postal Service.
“This is clearly the largest order ever for Volvo electric trucks in Norway, and it is a major contract even in an international context,” explains Espen Sanne, Fleet Sales Manager Volvo Trucks Norway.
In the level of deployment of electric trucks in Europe, Norway is currently surpassed only by Switzerland. Big players like the Norwegian Post are showing their commitment and breaking new ground by implementing their progressive environmental strategies for transport, helping solve distribution challenges of both today and tomorrow.
“It is very important that the big players lead the way. This kind of order clearly tells the world that regional transport with electric trucks is a feasible solution on a large scale. The Norwegian Post is helping to demonstrate that this is realistic already today,” comments Bjørn Inge Haugan, Sales & Marketing Director, Volvo Trucks Norway.
Facts about Volvo’s range of electric trucks:
– Volvo Trucks have a range of six all electric trucks designed to cover many different transport assignments.
– The Volvo FH, FM and FMX Electric models have a GCW of up to 44 tonnes. Sales are ongoing in Europe and production will start in the second half of 2022.
– Serial production in Europe of the Volvo FL and FE Electric, for city distribution and refuse handling, started in 2019.
– Production of the Volvo VNR Electric for North America began in 2020.