Volvo Trucks Gets EPA Award to Deploy Zero-Emission Trucks
By Stephen Nakrosis
Volvo Trucks North America said it received a $21.7 million
grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other
parties to deploy electric trucks in Southern California.
The company said the grant from the EPA and the South Coast Air
Quality Management District will see Volvo deliver VNR Electric
trucks to fleet operators in Southern California, beginning in the
third quarter of next year. Volvo Trucks said it will have an
official commercial launch of its VNR Electric truck model later
Combined with 25 other deployments through its Low Impact Green
Heavy Transport Solutions, or Lights, program, Volvo Trucks has
committed to deliver almost 100 VNR Electric trucks to the region,
the company said.
The company also said deployment data will allow it to refine
calculations on the total cost of ownership and "will allow Volvo
Trucks to fine-tune the production at its New River Valley plant in
Virginia, enabling seamless integration of the of the VNR Electric
truck model into its manufacturing process for optimized, quality
Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America, said,
"This grant provides Volvo Trucks with an excellent opportunity to
further expedite the success of the ecosystem designed through the
Volvo Lights project to support the wide-scale deployment of
battery-electric heavy-duty trucks."
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