Volvo Trucks and DHL test electric trucks on long journeys – stocks with no common trend | 02/23/21


Volvo and Deutsche Post subsidiary DHL Freight are teaming up to accelerate the introduction of electric heavy-duty trucks on longer routes.

As the Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo announced, a fully electric Volvo FH truck with a gross combination weight of up to 60 tons is to be tested in a joint pilot project. From March onwards, the truck will travel between two DHL Freight logistics terminals in Sweden, over a distance of 150 kilometers. So far, electric trucks have mainly been used for shorter distances within cities and metropolitan areas. During the trial, both companies want to gather experience and information about the establishment and operation of an adequate charging infrastructure in order to optimize the balance between the route, load weight and charging points in daily road freight traffic, it said.

“We have committed to operating our entire truck range without fossil fuels by 2040 at the latest,” said Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.

While the Volvo share in Stockholm temporarily gained 0.19 percent to SEK 216.40, the Deutsche Post share lost 0.40 percent to 42.72 euros via XETRA.


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