File photo: The Volvo logo is shown on the rim that will be shown in the Volvo Showroom in Mexico City on April 6, 2018. REUTERS / Gustavo Graf
October 6, 2021
Stockholm (Reuters) -Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 electric cars from the shipping company DFDS, the largest commercial electric car order to date, a Swedish truck manufacturer said on Wednesday.
AB Volvo’s leading truck brand, Volvo Trucks, added that the order is one of the largest heavy electric cars in the world in history and will start delivering during the fourth quarter of 2022.
With a range of up to 300 kilometers, FM electric cars are used for both short- and long-distance transport in Europe.
Volvo, which started mass production of electric cars in 2019, aims to make half of the world’s truck deliveries to electric cars by 2030.
“We are pleased that the growing customer interest is beginning to be reflected in strong orders,” said Volvo Trucks CEO Roger Alm in a statement.
The “green” shift in the transport sector, which produces about a quarter of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, is generally considered important in order to be able to adapt to global climate goals.
(Report by Helena Soderpalm; edited by Simon Johnson)