Volvo Trucks North America has received an order from NFI Industries for 60 of its all-electric VNR Electric heavy-duty truck, the latest generation of the model. The e-trucks will be used in NFI's fleet in Ontario, California, starting this year and next.
In NFI's order for the 60 vehicles, Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America, sees evidence "of the positive results fleets are achieving with Volvo Trucks' electric mobility solution." "Volvo Trucks is proud to continue its partnership with NFI on the electric mobility journey as the company demonstrates its leadership and commitment to sustainability in the supply chain," he said.
Twenty of the 60 new trucks will be deployed as part of the Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI) project, and 30 will reportedly be put into service with funding from California's Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). Ten of the trucks are part of the SWITCH-ON project, which was awarded to Volvo Trucks to deploy battery-electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight transportation.
NFI and Volvo Trucks have been working together since 2019 as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project, which saw NFI test two Volvo VNR Electric trucks in its operations. "Our experience with the Volvo LIGHTS project was an important factor in NFI's decision to purchase VNR Electric trucks for our fleet," added Bill Bliem, senior vice president of fleet services at NFI. "We continue to invest in Volvo trucks because we have a proven track record of successfully using Volvo VNR Electrics on our real-world routes."