Volvo Says New Company Joins EV Pilot Program in California
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
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.
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