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September 7, 2021 2:30 PM, EDT

VTNA Plant to Be Supplied Using VNR Electric Trucks

VNR A VNR electric truck. (Volvo Trucks North America)

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Volvo VNR Electric, Volvo Trucks North America’s first commercially available battery-electric Class 8 vehicle, will be deployed on local logistics routes servicing the company’s New River Valley truck assembly operations in Dublin, Va., by the end of 2021, the company announced.

Working with local suppliers and carriers, VTNA will deploy three 6X2 VNR Electric vehicles to transport inbound parts and components daily to the plant, where every Volvo truck is assembled in North America, according to the Greensboro, N.C.-based company.

Each of the zero-tailpipe-emission trucks is anticipated to complete up to 16 round trips per day. Utilizing battery-electric vehicles on supply-chain logistics routes is a key step in achieving Volvo Trucks’ global sustainability target to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, the company said.

To assist in this commitment, VTNA also announced it is seeking supplier and carrier partners who are interested in building a decarbonized future that includes battery-electric vehicles and who have a solid societal commitment rooted in sustainability. 

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