Volvo Trucks North America has received its largest global order of Class 8 electric trucks to date with Performance Team – A Maersk Company, making a total commitment to purchase 126 Volvo VNR Electric trucks.
The logistics company placed its first order of 16 Volvo VNR Electrics in Q3 2021 which Performance Team will begin operating in Q2 2022 in its Southern California fleet operations serving port drayage and warehouse distribution routes.
Performance Team has ordered an additional 110 Volvo VNR Electric trucks to scale its zero-tailpipe emission freight logistics fleet in 2022. All 126 trucks are scheduled for deployment by Q1 2023. The first electric trucks will be in service in the second quarter of 2022, with all 126 trucks expected to be deployed by the first quarter of 2023.
“Volvo Trucks, in partnership with our dealer TEC Equipment, is excited to continue growing our collaboration with Maersk on its fleet sustainability goals and commends the organization’s scaled investments in electromobility solutions,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America.
The Class 8 electric trucks will be used for a variety of transportation missions in California, around ports and on warehouse distribution routes.
The Volvo VNR Electric has a maximum range of 440 km and stores up to 565 kWh. The truck can be recharged in 90 minutes with six batteries and in 60 minutes with the four battery version. The Volvo VNR Electric is produced at the Volvo Trucks plant in New River Valley, Virginia, the exclusive production site for all Volvo trucks in North America.
50% electric sales by 2030
Volvo Trucks has set a goal that half of its trucks sold worldwide will be electric by 2030.
“We are committed to leading the transformation of the transportation sector. Volumes are still low, but we are seeing growing interest, both in Europe, North America and other parts of the world. In 2021, we have received orders and letters of intent to purchase more than 1,100 electric trucks in over 20 countries. Offering electric, zero-emission transportation is clearly becoming a key competitive advantage,” says Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks.