Volvo Trucks and the Austrian energy group Verbund have joined forces to provide eMobility solutions, with an initial project involving three Volvo electric trucks deployed at Brau Union Österreich AG.
Volvo Trucks will supply the electric trucks, while Verbund will contribute its business charging solutions. The partners first customer is set to be Brau Union Österreich AG, Austria’s largest brewery company.
Verbund has already equipped six locations, including its headquarters in Linz, with more than 70 AC charging points and six DC chargers. As the integration of Volvo Trucks’ battery-electric trucks progresses, further expansion of the charging infrastructure is planned. The technical aspects of this expansion will be managed by Verbund’s subsidiary, Smatrics, which oversees charging point control and charging card management through its charVIS software.
“Environmental protection has been one of the core values of Volvo Trucks since the beginning,” said Patrick Dornig, Managing Director of Volvo Group Austria. “We have set ourselves the goal of having at least 50 percent of all trucks sold electric by 2030 and of being a climate-neutral company by 2040. We believe in a sustainable future for the transport industry, and thanks to Verbund’s green electricity and its charging infrastructure, the switch is also possible in the commercial vehicle sector. That’s why we’re particularly pleased about the cooperation with Verbund.”
Martin Wagner, Managing Director of VERBUND Energy4Business, stated, “The partnership with Volvo Trucks offers us the opportunity to advise our customers even more comprehensively, and at the same time, we are strengthening the positioning of both companies as facilitators of the mobility transition. The focus of both companies is on sustainability. By working together, we are advancing the energy transition in the transport sector and addressing the issue of sector coupling between mobility and energy.”