Volvo receives record order for 1000 electric trucks

In News, Volvo1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMay 26, 2023

Volvo Trucks will deliver 1000 electric trucks between now and 2030 to building solution provider Holcim.

The deal is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks, which will see the trucks deployed across Holcim’s operations in Europe.

The first 130 heavy electric Volvo FH and Volvo FM trucks will be delivered to markets including France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK during the fourth quarter of 2023 and throughout 2024.

The agreement is a result of a wider partnership between Holcim and Volvo Group.

“Long-term collaboration and a strong commitment to really make a difference are essential for making big CO2reductions a reality. I’m very proud of the partnership we have developed with Holcim, and the results we are achieving together,” said Martin Lundstedt, president & CEO Volvo Group.

Jan Jenisch, chairman and CEO of Holcim, added, “The net-zero transition requires deep collaboration across value chains.

“We are excited to be partnering with Volvo to decarbonize our European operations’ logistics with electric fleets, advancing our goal to reach 30% of zero-emission heavy-duty trucks by 2030,” he said.

By replacing 1000 existing Volvo FH diesel trucks with Volvo FH Electric trucks using green electricity on a typical route, up to 50,000 tons of CO2 could be saved every year.