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Volvo’s electric trucks have driven 80 million km in five years  – Truck News

Volvo’s electric trucks have driven more than 80 million kilometers or 2,000 laps around the world since Volvo launched its first electric truck models in 2019.

New monitoring data for Volvo’s fleet of electric trucks reveal that they have driven more than 80 million kilometers in commercial traffic around the world since 2019. Covering the same distance with equivalent diesel-powered trucks would have consumed more than 25 million liters of diesel and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced by 68,000 tons, according to a news release.

“I am happy to see how transport companies are embracing the benefits with electric trucks in daily operations. The transport sector represents 7% of global carbon emissions and battery-electric trucks are an important tool to reduce the climate footprint. Thanks to many early adopters we can already now see the huge potential with this technology,” said Roger Alm, president Volvo Trucks.

Picture of an electric Volvo truck
(Photo: Volvo Trucks)

Volvo Trucks’ global deliveries of electric trucks increased by 256% to 1,977 trucks in 2023 and the company sees continued interest from customers in 2024. In Europe, more than half of the electric truck customers chose a Volvo during the first quarter of this year – Volvo’s share of the electric truck segment was 56%. In the U.S., Volvo represented 44% of all sold electric trucks. 

Volvo has so far delivered more than 3,500 electric trucks to customers in 45 countries on six continents.

“Not only transport companies but also buyers of transport- and logistic services are signing up to SBTi – Science Based Target initiative – and are starting to demand sustainable transport solutions from their providers. This is yet another driver of the shift to electric trucks,” Alm said. 


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