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Norwegian Postal Service Places One Of The Largest Orders For Electric Trucks Volvo Has Ever Received In Europe

Volvo Trucks today announced that it has received an order for 29 electric transport trucks from the Norwegian Postal Service. That is one of the largest single orders of electric trucks the automaker has ever received in Europe.

“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. 37 percent of our fleet now runs on renewable energy – and that share will increase significantly going forward,” said Kenneth Tjønndal Pettersen, press officer at the Norwegian Post. “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.”

The trucks will all be made with the same driveline but will come in two versions: the FL, which has two axles, and the FE that has three axles. The smaller vehicle can carry up to 16.7 tonnes and has a range of up to 300 km (186 miles) while the larger truck can carry up to 27 tonnes and has a range of up to 200 km (124 miles).

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This order adds to the Norwegian Postal Service’s previous order of 13 biogas-fueled trucks and three electric trucks. Volvo plans to deliver all 32 electric trucks and 13 biofuel trucks in 2022.

Norway is currently Europe’s second-largest user of electric transport trucks behind Switzerland. The Nordic nation is among the leading markets for electric vehicles globally and, in January 2022, sales of the Porsche Taycan electric car alone surpassed the sale of all exclusively petrol-powered vehicles combined.

“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.

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