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Australian express freight company, Team Global Express, has placed an order for 36 Volvo electric trucks.
This is Volvo’s largest electric truck order to date in Australia. The trucks will hit the streets of Sydney during the first quarter of 2023.
The shift to sustainable truck transport is happening in many parts of the world, including Australia, where sales of electric trucks are starting to pick up. The country is committed to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050. With transport accounting for 19 per cent of Australia’s carbon emissions, and 38 per cent of that coming from road freight, pressure is mounting on the industry to make the shift to electric.
The Australian freight giant Team Global Express has now placed an order for 36 battery electric Volvo trucks of the model Volvo FL. These trucks are designed for urban distribution and have a load capacity of 5.5 tonnes in this application. They will become a part of Team Global Express Sydney metropolitan pick-up and delivery fleet.
“It’s clear that more and more transport companies around the world now want to start the journey towards electric, zero emission transports. Volvo is first out with heavy electric trucks in Australia and we are excited to work together with Team Global Express and other customers. We have the broadest electric truck line up in the industry, which makes it possible to electrify city and regional transport already today,” says Martin Merrick, President, Volvo Group Australia.
The electric trucks have zero tailpipe emissions and produces less noise than conventional trucks, which benefits both drivers and city residents.
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