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DFDS looks to sustainablity with massive Volvo delivery

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Northern European shipping and logistics company DFDS is eyeing off the sustainable future of its fleet, taking delivery of 100 electric trucks from Volvo.

A continuation of a previous partnership, DFDS previously purchased 125 heavy electric trucks from Volvo, with 95 currently being used in DFDS’ Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Belgium and the Netherlands operations.

Volvo says DFDS’ growing electric truck fleet has seen it reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1,516 tonnes as of the end of 2023.

“I’m very proud to continue our close partnership with DFDS. This order for an additional 100 Volvo electric trucks is proof of their trust in our company,” Volvo Trucks president Roger Alm says.

“The big increase in DFDS’ electric truck fleet shows that zero-emissions transport is a viable solution here and now.”

DFDS’ new Volvo FH Electric and FM Electric trucks will be deployed across nine European markets, including the United Kingdom, Ireland and Belgium.

Volvo says DFDS is currently on track to reach its target of having at least 25 per cent of its truck fleet electrified by 2030.

“We want to drive the transition to more sustainable road transport,” DFDS logistics division executive vice-president Niklas Anderson says.

“Our expanding fleet of electric trucks will not only contribute to reducing the climate impact of our operations, it will also enable DFDS to support more companies that are looking to decarbonise their supply chains.

“The 100 new electric trucks underline our commitment to pushing this development forward.”

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