“An important part of Volvo Trucks’ sustainability strategy is to reduce CO2 from our own operations globally and putting the Volvo VNR Electric to work servicing our NRV operations is just the beginning,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America. “As an added benefit, the rolling hills around Dublin will demonstrate the world-class capability and durability of the Volvo VNR Electrics as they go to work for us every day.”
The Volvo VNR Electrics to be used in this application, all 6x2 tractors ideal for local and regional deliveries, are the first zero-tailpipe emissions Class 8 trucks to operate transporting goods for its manufacturer’s own industrial use. These three trucks are expected to:
Volvo Trucks is committed to leading the commercial transport industry toward more sustainable solutions by advancing electromobility. This includes investing in and driving the development of this technology, both globally and in North America. To assist in this commitment, the company seeks supplier and carrier partners who are interested in building a decarbonized future that includes battery-electric vehicles, and who have a solid societal commitment rooted in sustainability.
“To put these Volvo VNR Electric models into service, we are working with multiple carriers committed to reducing the environmental impact of their fleets that transport to the NRV plant daily,” said Franky Marchand, NRV vice president and general manager. “The Volvo VNR Electrics
deployed on our own logistics routes are a great source of pride as we expand our focus on the entire value chain, driving towards a zero-tailpipe emissions future together.”
The Volvo VNR Electric produces zero tailpipe emissions and significantly reduces heat, noise and vibrations, creating the cleanest and most comfortable experience for drivers. Volvo Trucks is today the leading main original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that has an electric Class 8 truck as a commercial offering in serial production, selling and delivering trucks integrated into an electromobility business solution.
Earlier this year, Volvo Trucks announced the VNR Electric is now eligible for dozens of funding and incentive programs available across North America. In addition to local, state and federal funding opportunities, Volvo Trucks and its dealer network are working closely with customers committed to making the transition to decarbonized vehicles seamless, viable and easily integrated into existing fleets. The Volvo VNR Electric is manufactured at the NRV plant in Dublin, Virginia.
Learn more about Volvo Trucks’ commitment to a sustainable future here.
August 31, 2021
For further information, please contact Jennifer Edwards, Volvo Trucks, phone 336-392-9396, email Jennifer.Edwards@volvo.com