A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) has announced the order for 110 additional Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks, increasing its total commitment to 126 trucks.
The trucks will be delivered by the end of Q1 2023 to support increased demand from customers.
The new order builds on the August 2021 order of 16 Volvo VNR Electric trucks as part of Maersk’s Environment Social Governance (ESG) strategy to decarbonise logistics.
Maersk expects to deploy 450 electric trucks in North America from various manufacturers in 2022-2023.
The Volvo Electric trucks will be used in Southern California for short-haul warehouse and distribution center operations.
Electric charging infrastructure for Performance Team- A Maersk Company’s Santa Fe Springs, California facility will be installed in April-May 2022 and operational in June 2022.
The order was prepared in collaboration with TEC Equipment, Volvo Trucks’ largest West Coast dealership and the first to achieve the Volvo Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer designation in North America.
Vincent Clerc CEO of Ocean & Logistics at A.P. Moller – Maersk, commented: “Our customers are looking for tangible actions on sustainable supply chains – not just conceptual.
“With this in mind we move decisively towards building an end-to-end, landside decarbonisation offering for our customers – in line with our target to extend Maersk net-zero efforts to all transport modes in our global operation.
“These investments in our North America network will generate valuable experience for the continued journey towards similar customer offerings across the globe.”
TEC Equipment’s Fontana and La Mirada locations in Southern California will support Maersk Distribution Services and Performance Team in maximising the uptime of their Volvo VNR Electric fleets.
As Volvo Certified EV Dealers, the two TEC Equipment locations have trained and equipped their service teams to safely perform battery-electric truck maintenance and repairs for customers.
The Volvo Electric trucks are built in Dublin, Virginia.