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Volvo Trucks reveals launch of VNR Electric in U.S., Canada

Nov. 11, 2020
Manufacturer to begin selling VNR Electric truck model Dec. 3, with production to commence in early 2021

Leading the deployment of Class 8 zero-emission vehicles in the North American trucking industry, Volvo Trucks will begin producing the Volvo VNR Electric model at its New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Va. in early 2021.

“Volvo Trucks is committed to lead the commercial transport industry towards more sustainable solutions by advancing electromobility. We will continue to invest in and drive the development of this technology, both globally and right here in North America,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “We are excited to bring the Volvo VNR Electric to the market in just a few weeks.”

Volvo Trucks revealed at the Volvo Group Capital Markets Day on Nov. 5 that it will offer a complete range of electric heavy-duty trucks in Europe in 2021, and that during this decade this will be followed by the development of electric vehicles for heavy long-haul operations, including battery-electric and fuel-cell electric trucks with a longer range. Volvo Trucks plans to start selling electric trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells in the second half of this decade, and the objective is to have a fossil-free product range by 2040.

"By rapidly increasing the number of heavy-duty electric trucks, we want to help our customers and transport buyers to achieve their ambitious sustainability goals. We're determined to continue driving our industry toward a sustainable future," said Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks Corporation.

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