Podcast: Volvo Trucks North America on the progress toward electrification

Podcast: Volvo Trucks North America on the progress toward electrification

The latest podcast episode in Fleet Future’s ongoing series on electrification features Brett Pope, director of electric vehicles for North America at Volvo Trucks North America. Brett joins the show to talk about how electrification is progressing at Volvo, whether the events of 2020 have affected this progress, and what fleets who might be interested in electric trucks should do to get prepared.

Listen below, and catch up with more episodes of Fleet Future here.

Additionally, you can read more about Volvo’s forthcoming electric VNR truck in our story here.

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