Volvo Trucks provides 100 electric trucks for DFDS’s rapidly expanding fleet

  • Volvo Trucks provides 100 electric trucks, doubling DFDS’s fleet to 225, Europe’s largest.
  • DFDS targets 25% electric fleet by 2030, reducing emissions by 1,516 tons.

DFDS expands its fleet and reduces emissions with new Volvo electric trucks order

Volvo Trucks has secured a significant deal with logistics giant DFDS, obtaining an order for 100 electric trucks. This move doubles DFDS’s fleet of Volvo electric trucks to 225, making it the largest fleet of heavy-duty electric trucks in Europe. The order comes as DFDS experiences a surge in demand for eco-friendly transport solutions.

Previously, DFDS had acquired 125 electric trucks from the manufacturer, and now adds another 100 to its arsenal. Currently, 95 of these electric trucks are operational across Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The remaining 30 are slated for delivery throughout 2024. By leveraging this growing fleet, DFDS has managed to slash greenhouse gas emissions by an impressive 1,516 tons by the end of 2023.

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Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, commented:

“I am very proud to continue our close collaboration with DFDS. This order for 100 additional Volvo electric trucks is proof of your trust in our company. The strong growth of the DFDS electric truck fleet demonstrates that zero-emission transport is a viable solution here and now.”

The new batch of electric trucks will be rolled out across nine European markets. These include the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Sweden. The trucks will include updated Volvo FH Electric and FM Electric models.

DFDS has set ambitious targets, aiming for at least a quarter of its fleet to be electric by 2030. This commitment not only reduces the climate impact of its operations but also supports businesses in their quest to decarbonise their supply chains. Moreover, some of these new electric trucks will play a pivotal role in transporting goods to and from Volvo Trucks’ assembly plant in Gothenburg.

Niklas Anderson, Executive Vice President of the logistics division at DFDS, stated:  

“We want to promote the transition towards more sustainable road transport. As well as helping to reduce the climate impact of our operations, our growing fleet of electric trucks will also enable DFDS to support more businesses looking to decarbonise their supply chains. The 100 new electric trucks underline our commitment to drive development.” 

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