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  • Road transport is the most prioritized area to reduce CO2 emissions, according to leading e-commerce and manufacturing companies in Europe. A new report carried out by Ipsos and Volvo Trucks shows that companies are willing to pay more for transport suppliers with lower CO2 emissions.

  • Volvo Trucks are running tests of fuel cell electric trucks that only emit water vapour and have an operational range comparable to diesel trucks, up to 1,000 km. A second pilot phase is to follow in a few years’ time and will see customer tests on public roads.

  • Volvo Trucks unveiled a completely new, fully electric rear axle at the IAA transport show in Hannover, Germany. Freeing up space for more batteries, the new e-axle means even longer range for Volvo’s battery electric trucks.

  • As the first global truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo Trucks is now starting series production of heavy electric, 44 tonne* trucks.

  • Volvo Trucks, IKEA Industry and the Raben Group have signed a collaboration agreement on zero-emission heavy transport. IKEA will introduce heavy electric Volvo trucks for internal transport flows at two of its factories in Zbąszynek in Poland, which will be operated by the Raben Group. Lessons from the pilot will be used for the electrification of transport operations at scale in a larger transport network.

  • And the winner is…..The winning team at the world´s largest service market competition, VISTA*, has now been selected. After a thrilling final in Volvo’s hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, team Kiired Insenerid from Estonia came out on top.

  • Mining company Kaunis Iron invests in making its transport of iron ore completely fossil-free. Together with Volvo Trucks, heavy electric trucks of 74 tons* will be tested in a unique project. Kaunis Iron plans to invest half a billion SEK in new electric trucks.

  • Imagine a truck that only emits water vapor, produces its own electricity onboard and has a range of up to 1 000 km. It’s possible with fuel cells powered by hydrogen, and Volvo Trucks has started to test vehicles using this new technology.

  • Volvo Trucks is now introducing a new safety system to detect other road users entering the blind spot on both sides of the truck.

  • As the world’s first truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo is now introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks. The steel is produced by the Swedish steel company SSAB and the heavy-duty electric Volvo trucks will be the first to include it.

  • In several independent tests performed by German trucker magazines, the Volvo FH with I-Save was the fuel economy winner when looking at the combination of diesel and AdBlue consumption, even though the tested truck lacked Volvo’s very latest fuel efficiency updates.

  • Volvo Trucks is opening its very first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks.

  • Volvo Trucks and Deutsche Post DHL Group have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the shift to zero exhaust emission vehicles. DHL intends to intensify its transition to heavy electric trucks by deploying a total of 44 new electric Volvo trucks on routes in Europe.

  • Volvo Trucks’ intelligent and automated I-Shift gearbox is now faster than ever. The quicker response provides improved driveability and smoothness to the driving of both diesel and electric heavy-duty trucks.

  • Clean trucks will be used to clean more cities around Europe, as Volvo Trucks and Bucher Municipal have now entered into a collaboration to electrify sewer cleaner trucks. By the end of 2023, Bucher Municipal expects to deliver up to 80 fully electric sewer cleaner trucks to cities in Europe.

  • Sales of Volvo Trucks’ heavy-duty electric truck range now ramp up with the official opening of the order system.

  • Volvo Trucks in North America has won an order for 110 Volvo VNR Electric trucks from the global logistics company Maersk. The deal adds to a previous order of 16 vehicles of the same model and marks the single largest commercial order to date for Volvo’s electric trucks.

  • American startup company WattEV has placed an order for 50 Volvo VNR Electric trucks. Over the next several months, the trucks will be deployed in WattEV’s Truck-as-a-Service model (TaaS). TaaS provides shippers and carriers access to Class 8 battery-electric trucks at a per-mile rate, including charging, that is on par with the total cost of operating diesel trucks.

  • New statistics show that Volvo Trucks was the market leader for heavy all-electric trucks in Europe 2021 with a market share of 42%. In 2021 the company took orders, including letters of intent to buy, for more than 1,100 electric trucks worldwide.

  • Unicon, the largest producer and supplier of ready-mixed concrete in Denmark, intends to place the largest private single order to date for electric trucks that will run on Danish roads. The 11 Volvo FM Electric trucks will start being delivered in the end of the year. In addition, Unicon and Volvo Trucks have agreed on a long-term collaboration that aims to develop and implement complete truck and body electric solutions for the concrete industry.

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