Norwegian Postal Service orders Volvo BE trucks

Volvo FL battery electric truck Volvo FL battery electric truck Photo: Volvo Truck

The Norwegian Postal Service has placed an order for 29 electric trucks from Volvo. All trucks will feature the same powertrain, but come with different configurations of the Volvo FL and FE models, with two and three axles respectively.

“We are happy to have made this deal and we want to put these vehicles in operation quickly, from Tromsø in the north to Kristiansand in the south,” said Kenneth Tjønndal Pettersen, press officer at the Norwegian Post.

The Norwegian Postal Service had previously placed an order with Volvo for 13 biogas fuelled trucks and three electric trucks. During 2022, Volvo Trucks will deliver a total of 32 electric and 13 biogas trucks to the Norwegian Postal Service.

“This is clearly the largest order ever for Volvo electric trucks in Norway, and it is a major contract even in an international context,” explained Espen Sanne, Fleet Sales manager, Volvo Trucks Norway.

Norway is second only to Switzerland in the number of electric trucks coming into service.

“It is very important that the big players lead the way. This kind of order clearly tells the world that regional transport with electric trucks is a feasible solution on a large scale. The Norwegian Post is helping to demonstrate that this is realistic already today,” said Bjørn Inge Haugan, Sales & Marketing director, Volvo Trucks Norway.

Volvo Trucks currently has six fully electric truck models, including the Volvo VNR which is marketed in North America only. The FH, FM and FMX are heavy-duty models with total weight up to 44 tonnes. Production in Europe will start in the second half of 2022.

Series production of the Volvo FL and FE Electric for city distribution and waste management started in Europe in 2019. The VNR Electric entered production in 2021.

“Thirty-seven percent of our fleet now runs on renewable energy and that share will increase significantly going forward. We have an ambitious environmental strategy that will benefit the whole country and in order to keep the pace up in this important work, we need quality-focused and ambitious partners like Volvo,” added Pettersen.


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