Volvo’s electric trucks have driven more than 80 million kilometres since Volvo launched its first electric truck models in 2019, says the company. Volvo has sold more than 3,500 electric trucks in 45 countries since 2019


Source: Volvo

New monitoring data for Volvo’s fleet of electric trucks has revealed that they have accumulated more than 80 million kms in commercial traffic around the world since 2019. Covering the same distance with equivalent diesel-powered trucks would have consumed more than 25 million litres of diesel and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced by 68,000 tonnes, says the company.

“I am happy to see how transport companies are embracing the benefits with electric trucks in daily operations. The transport sector represents 7% of global carbon emissions and the battery-electric truck is an important tool to reduce the climate footprint. Thanks to many early adopters we can already now see the huge potential with this technology,” said Volvo Trucks President Roger Alm.

Volvo Trucks’ global deliveries of electric trucks increased by 256% to 1,977 trucks in 2023 and the company sees continued interest from customers in 2024. In Europe, more than half of the electric truck customers chose a Volvo during the first quarter of this year – Volvo’s share of the electric truck segment was 56%. In the United States, Volvo represented 44% of all sold electric trucks.

“Not only transport companies but also buyers of transport- and logistic services are signing up to SBTi – Science Based Target initiatives – and are starting to demand sustainable transport solutions from their providers. This is yet another driver of the shift to electric trucks,” he added.