DHL Freight, Volvo Trucks to Pilot Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks
By Dieter Holger
Deutsche Post AG's DHL Freight and Volvo AB agreed to pilot
heavy-duty electric trucks in the first quarter of this year.
The German shipping company and Swedish manufacturer said
Tuesday that they would trial the fully electric Volvo FH truck,
which has a gross combination weight of up to 60 metric tons, on a
roughly 150 kilometer one-way route between the Swedish cities of
Gothenburg and Jonkoping. The trial will help the companies find
"the right balance" on distance, load size and charging points.
"Our aim is to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero,"
Uwe Brinks, chief executive of DHL Freight, said in prepared
remarks. "However, we need innovative technological solutions and
strong partnerships along this journey."
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
February 23, 2021 05:48 ET (10:48 GMT)
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