Charged EVs | Volvo CE uses electric trucks to transport its electric construction equipment

Volvo CE, the Volvo Group’s construction equipment subsidiary, and Volvo Trucks have partnered with France-based logistics firm Capelle Transports to pilot an electric shuttle service that carries out the initial transport of construction machines from the Volvo CE factory in Belley, France, and optimizes the loading of truck trailers. 

The program is part of Volvo Group’s efforts to reduce its indirect Scope 3 emissions by 30% by 2030. It has also increased efficiency by optimizing the loading of each truck trailer that leaves the yard.

In the trial, a Volvo FH Electric truck, with fully optimized loading capacity, is used to transport compact excavators, such as EC18 Electric, ECR18 Electric and ECR25 Electric models, to a logistics center near Lyon, from which they are dispatched on their journeys to the customer.

“This project contributes to reduced CO2 emissions during the initial transportation of our products and is another milestone in our efforts to achieve a more sustainable operation,” said Hui-I Tsai, Head of Global Outbound Logistics at Volvo CE.

Source: Volvo CE