Largest e-truck order in North America
The warehousing and distribution company Performance Team – A Maersk Company, has placed an order for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks. The deal marks the largest commercial order for the North American zero-tailpipe emission model to date, Volvo said.
When put into service, all 16 vehicles will be carrying regional loads daily to customers across Southern California. The acquisition is part of Maersk’s strategy to decarbonise logistics.
Volvo Trucks North America began taking customer orders for its VNR Electric model in December 2020. Production of the Volvo VNR Electric began in Q2/2021 at the company’s New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia. (ben)