STOCKHOLM, October 6 (Reuters) – Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 electric cars from the shipping company DFDS (DFDS.CO), its largest commercial electric car order to date, the Swedish truck manufacturer said on Wednesday.
Volvo Trucks, AB Volvo’s (VOLVb.ST) main truck brand, said the order was one of the largest ever for heavy electric cars worldwide and added that deliveries would begin in the fourth quarter of 2022.
The FM Electric trucks, which have a range of up to 300 kilometers, will be used for both short and long haulage in Europe.
Volvo, which started series production of electric cars in 2019, aims for half of its global truck deliveries to be electric by 2030.
“We are pleased to see that the growing interest among our customers is beginning to be reflected in firm orders,” said Volvo Trucks CEO Roger Alm in a statement.
A “green” shift in the transport sector, which generates about a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions, is generally seen as important in order to be able to adapt to global climate goals.
Reporting by Helena Soderpalm; Editing by Simon Johnson
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