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At a press conference held during ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif., Volvo Trucks North America touted a pair of customer orders for its VNR Electric truck and provided an overview of Volvo Energy infrastructure development and “battery circularity.”
NFI Industries—a leading third-party supply chain solutions provider—is increasing its investment in electromobility solutions with its latest order of 60 Volvo VNR Electric trucks. The battery-electric freight trucks will be deployed in NFI’s Ontario, California fleet throughout 2022 and 2023, in support of its goal of operating the first 100% zero-emission freight logistics fleet in the nation.
Quality Custom Distribution (QCD)—a Golden State Foods (GSF) company—is increasing its commitment to zero-tailpipe emission freight transport with its latest order of 30 Volvo VNR Electrics. In early 2023, the battery-electric Class 8 trucks will be deployed in QCD’s Southern California fleet operations delivering products to restaurants and coffee shops throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America, also announced that Volvo Energy, a group within the company, is working in charging infrastructure and battery circularity initiatives. In terms of charging infrastructure, the team aims to expand infrastructure availability for electric trucks. Battery circularity refers to the management of battery lifecycles.
Watch the video below for Voorhoeve’s full presentation.