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DHL and Volvo to run first long haul heavy electric trucks

[ February 23, 2021   //   ]

DHL Freight has partnered with Volvo Trucks to run the world’s first tests of a fully electric heavy goods vehicle over long distances. The fully electric Volvo FH has a gross weight of up to 60 tonnes and, starting in March, will operate between two DHL Freight logistics terminals in Gothenburg and Jönköping in Sweden, a distance of 150km.

The project is part of the REEL initiative by Sweden’s innovation agency Vinnova to promote the transition to electrified freight transport.

Volvo already offers city electric trucks in its range and DHL Supply Chain recently put a new Volvo FL Electric into operation in London – the first of its kind in the UK.