Volvo receives record order for electric trucks in Australia

In News, Volvo2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineDecember 9, 2022

Australian express freight company Team Global Express has placed an order for 36 Volvo electric trucks, Volvo’s largest electric truck order to date in Australia.

The FL Electric trucksFL Electric trucks will hit the streets of Sydney during the first quarter of 2023.

The shift to sustainable truck transport is happening in many parts of the world, including Australia, where sales of electric trucks are starting to pick up. The country is committed to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050. With transport accounting for 19% of Australia’s carbon emissions, and 38% of that coming from road freight, pressure is mounting on the industry to make the shift to electric.

The Volvo FL Electric trucks are designed for urban distribution and have a load capacity of 5.5 tonnes in this application. They will become a part of Team Global Express’ Sydney metropolitan pick-up and delivery fleet.

“It’s clear that more and more transport companies around the world now want to start the journey towards electric, zero emission transports,” said Martin Merrick, president, Volvo Group Australia.

“Volvo is first out with heavy electric trucks in Australia and we are excited to work together with Team Global Express and other customers. We have the broadest electric truck line up in the industry, which makes it possible to electrify a large part of heavy transports already today.”

Volvo Trucks is currently the only global truck manufacturer with a full range of electric trucks in series production. The company’s target is for half of its global total sales of new trucks to be electric by 2030.