The battery-electric haul trucks will be deployed in the Ontario, California, United States (US) NFI fleet throughout 2022 and 2023, to support the goal of operating the first 100% zero-emissions logistics fleet in the US.
NFI will begin its electromobility journey with Volvo Trucks as part of the Volvo Lights (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project starting in 2019.
Not only that, NFI will also start testing two Volvo VNR electric trucks in commercial operations and demonstrate the reliable ability of battery-electric trucks to transport goods to various operating conditions.
NFI Fleet Vice President Bill Bliem stated that NFi’s experience with the Volvo Lights project was a major factor in NFI’s decision to purchase a VNR Electric truck for NFI’s drayage operations.
“NFI started our electrification transition as we are committed to sustainability initiatives across our operations, and we continue to invest in Volvo Trucks because of the viability and proven success we have operating Volvo VNR Electrics on our real-world routes,” Bill explained in the broadcast. officially, Saturday (14/5/2022).
The 60 electric trucks ordered by NFI are the latest-generation Volvo VNR Electric enhanced models with a six-battery package configuration, which offer an operational range of up to 442 km (275 miles) and can reduce charging times by up to 80% in 90 minutes with a powered charger. 250 kW.
More specifically, as many as 20 Volvo VNR electric trucks will be deployed as part of the Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative, or JETSI project. Furthermore, 30 trucks will be deployed with funding support from California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).
The other 10 electric trucks will be part of the Switch-On project to support Volvo Trucks in deploying battery-electric trucks in Southern California.