Carriers Scale Up Volvo VNR Electrical Fleets for Zero-Tailpipe Emission Deliveries to Volvo Group Meeting Crops
Volvo Trucks North America continues to show its dedication to decreasing the carbon footprint of its provide chain by scaling up the variety of zero-tailpipe emission Volvo VNR Electric vans that service its North American meeting vegetation.
In collaboration with 4 provider companions, a complete of 15 battery-electric Class eight Volvo VNR Electrical vans will transport inbound components and parts to the Volvo Vans New River Valley Meeting Operations (NRV) in Virginia and the Volvo Group’s Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) plant in Pennsylvania.
“We imagine in main by instance, and this venture is a vital a part of our technique to create a world-class, sustainable transport system ,” stated Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Vans North America. “By collaborating with our native provider companions to deploy our personal zero-tailpipe emission VNR Electrical vans to service our vegetation, we’re in a position to enhance sustainability inside our price chain and within the communities through which our personal workers work and households stay.”
Working with native suppliers and carriers, Volvo Vans North America has deployed eight Volvo VNR Electric vans to service its New River Valley Meeting Operations (NRV) in Virginia. The venture was first introduced in 2021, when Watsontown Trucking Firm and Camrett Logistics ordered their first Volvo VNR Electrical vans. A 3rd native provider, On-line Transport, has now joined the venture, additional reducing Volvo Vans’ provide chain emissions.
The Volvo VNR Electrical vans are devoted models for the NRV plant, with every truck operating a number of day by day round-trip routes throughout two shifts. The fleets reap the benefits of alternative charging throughout drivers’ 30-minute lunch on each the primary and second shift, after which absolutely cost the vans on the finish of second shift when the businesses can make the most of off-peak utility charges. All three fleets have put in their very own charging infrastructure at their amenities to help the VNR Electrical vans.
In December 2022 Ryder System started working seven Volvo VNR Electrical vans to move meeting kits of parts for heavy-duty vans on the kitting facility for Mack Vans’ (LVO) plant in Pennsylvania. The battery-electric vans changed the diesel vans that have been beforehand servicing the path to additional help the Volvo Group’s sustainability aim of decreasing CO2 from its international operations.
“We developed this provide chain venture to scale back CO2 from our personal operations. What higher demonstration of the effectiveness of those vans than having your personal battery-electric vans delivering by means of the doorway gates at each of the Volvo meeting vegetation?” stated Daniel Vahlberg, sourcing and commodity chief – street transportation, Volvo Group Truck Operations – logistics buying. “We’re excited to accomplice with the fleets that have been already servicing our vegetation to include the Volvo VNR Electrical vans into their day by day operations to create a full sustainable provide chain circle.”