Volvo Trucks North America continues to demonstrate its commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of its supply chain by scaling up the number of zero-tailpipe emission Volvo VNR Electric trucks that service its North American assembly plants. In collaboration with four carrier partners, a total of 15 battery-electric Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric trucks will transport inbound parts and components to the Volvo Trucks New River Valley Assembly Operations in Virginia and the Volvo Group’s Lehigh Valley Operations plant in Pennsylvania.Working with local suppliers and carriers, Volvo Trucks North America has deployed eight Volvo VNR Electric trucks to service its New River Valley Assembly Operations in Virginia. The project was first announced in 2021, when Watsontown Trucking Company and Camrett Logistics ordered their first Volvo VNR Electric trucks. A third local carrier, Online Transport, has now joined the project, further decreasing Volvo Trucks’ supply chain emissions.The Volvo VNR Electric trucks are dedicated units for the NRV plant, with each truck running several daily round-trip routes across two shifts. The fleets take advantage of opportunity charging during drivers’ 30-minute lunch on both the first and second shift, and then fully charge the trucks at the end of second shift when the companies can utilize off-peak utility rates. All three fleets have installed their own charging infrastructure at their facilities to support the VNR Electric trucks.In December 2022 Ryder System began operating seven Volvo VNR Electric trucks to transport assembly kits of components for heavy-duty trucks at the kitting facility for Mack Trucks’ plant in Pennsylvania. The battery-electric trucks replaced the diesel trucks that were previously servicing the route to further support the Volvo Group’s sustainability goal of reducing CO2 from its global operations.