Volvo to Supply 44 Electric Trucks to DHL

Volvo FL for DHL
Volvo FL Electric for DHL by Volvo Trucks

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FRANKFURT, Germany — Swedish carmaker Volvo has signed a deal to supply 44 new electric trucks to German delivery firm Deutsche Post DHL to support its zero-emission targets, both companies announced May 12.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The order includes 40 electric trucks of the models Volvo FE and Volvo FL, which will be used for package deliveries in urban areas.

DHL also will start using Volvo trucks for regional hauling, starting with four Volvo FM Electric trucks in Britain.

“The first trucks have been ordered already, six by DHL Parcel UK and two by DHL Freight. This will result in annual savings of nearly 600 tons of CO2 and nearly 225,000 litres of diesel fuel for Deutsche Post DHL Group,” the companies said in a statement.

DHL Supply Chain ranks No. 12 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest logistics companies in North America.

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