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Early electric truck wins and what’s needed going forward

Jason Morgan is the content director of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 15 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.

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There are still plenty of unknowns about the road the trucking industry will travel toward zero-emissions trucks, but if 2021 proved anything it’s that early adopting fleets are ready for electric. And the right applications are ready for electric trucks too. Many OEMs touted electric truck orders and deliveries this year. On Volvo Trucks North America’s part, they made a new customer announcement at every trucking industry trade show and doubled down on their on sustainability by employing zero-emissions VNR Electric trucks in their plant’s own supply chain.

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This year may have been the first step in a long decarbonization path, but I wanted to know if the market response to the opening of electric truck orders came as a surprise to Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve, and what he sees coming down the line as the industry barrels into 2022. I had the chance to sit down with Voorhoeve at ATA MCE this past October. Watch the video above for his thoughts on the electric truck market early days and what sustainability efforts are needed in the new year.

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