CA Sweden Starts Eectrification Journey with Volvo Trucks
Volvo Trucks is supplying a fully electric truck to Sweden’s leading grocery retailer, ICA Sweden, as it begins its transition towards
Volvo Trucks is supplying a fully electric truck to Sweden’s leading grocery retailer, ICA Sweden, as it begins its transition towards electric transport. The truck will deliver refrigerated goods in the Stockholm city area. Apart from being fossil free, the vehicle will contribute to significantly reduced noise levels and air pollution. The new Volvo FE Electric will be put in traffic during the first half of 2021 and operate in ICA’s daily transport assignments. This delivery marks the important first step in the cooperation between Volvo Trucks and ICA, announced in November 2020, which will identify electrified solutions to reduce the environmental impact of goods transport.
In order to identify suitable routes for electrification, ICA and Volvo Trucks’ electromobility experts have jointly studied parameters such as load capacity, driving cycles, range and body build solutions to optimize the areas of usage for the new electric truck in ICA’s operations.
The fully electric Volvo truck ordered by ICA doesn’t require any extra daytime charging for its specific route, which makes it easy to replace the current vehicle with an electric model.
ICA Sweden and Volvo Trucks have extensive experience of working to reduce the environmental impact of their businesses. The ICA Group has set a target for its Swedish subsidiary to have a completely fossil-free road transport system by 2030, and for city regions this target should be met already by 2025. The goal will be reached by investing in new technology and investigating how initiatives for increased national production of biofuels can be supported.
An important part of the cooperation between Volvo Trucks and ICA involves electrified transport solutions in Sweden, both in city centers and eventually also on longer routes between cities. ICA Sweden and Volvo Trucks will work together to lay the foundations for electric transport solutions by making use of existing product and service offers and jointly testing new technologies. Both companies will together continue investigating the possibilities for further electrification of transport in ICA Sweden’s logistics network.