Volvo Trucks Receives Order From DFDS for 100 Electric Trucks

March 19, 2024
With the help of its growing electric truck fleet, DFDS had reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 1,516 tons by the end of 2023

DFDS, a logistics company in Northern Europe, has placed an order for 100 electric trucks with Volvo Trucks, thereby doubling its Volvo electric truck fleet to 225 trucks in total.

DFDS previously purchased 125 heavy electric trucks from Volvo. Currently, 95 of its Volvo electric trucks are operational in Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Belgium, and the Netherlands, while the remaining 30 are expected to be delivered in 2024. 

With the help of its growing electric truck fleet, DFDS had reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 1,516 tons by the end of 2023. 

"This order for an additional 100 Volvo electric trucks is proof of their trust in our company. The big increase of DFDS' electric truck fleet shows that zero-emissions transport is a viable solution here and now," said Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.

The new electric trucks will be deployed in nine markets across Europe, including the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Sweden. They will be the updated and energy-efficient models of Volvo FH Electric and FM Electric. Some of the trucks will be used to transport goods to and from the Volvo Trucks assembly plant in Gothenburg. 

"Our expanding fleet of electric trucks will not only contribute to reducing the climate impact of our operations, it will also enable DFDS to support more companies that are looking to decarbonize their supply chains,” said Niklas Anderson, EVP of the Logistic Division at DFDS. “The 100 new electric trucks underline our commitment to pushing the development forward.”

DFDS aims to have at least 25% of its truck fleet electrified by 2030.