By Stephen Nakrosis

 

Volvo AB on Monday said a third company has joined its Lights pilot project, and will begin using battery-electric trucks to transport goods and help the vehicle maker gather data from real-world operations.

Volvo's said logistics and supply chain company NFI has joined its Lights, or Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions, project. NFI will use a pair of battery-electric trucks, based out of one of the company's Southern California warehouses, "demonstrating the ability for battery-electric trucks to successfully transport goods under a variety of operating conditions," Volvo said.

"By participating in the Volvo LIGHTS project, NFI is helping to prove that Volvo's VNR Electric trucks can handle the daily rigors of freight movement," said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America.

Volvo said its Lights program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment - particularly in disadvantaged communities.

 

--Write to Stephen Nakrosis at stephen.nakrosis@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

September 21, 2020 11:43 ET (15:43 GMT)

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