Norway’s Postal Service has ordered 29 Volvo electric trucks, making the order one of the largest for the manufacturer in Europe.

All trucks have the same driveline but will come in different configurations of the Volvo FL and FE models, with two and three axles respectively.

“We are happy to have made this deal and we want to put these vehicles in operation quickly, from Tromsø in the north to Kristiansand in the south,” said a Norwegian Post spokesman.

“[Some ] 37% of our fleet now runs on renewable energy – and that share will increase significantly going forward. We have an ambitious environmental strategy that will benefit the whole country and in order to keep the pace up in this important work, we need quality-focused and ambitious partners like Volvo.”

The Norwegian Postal Service has previously placed an order with Volvo for 13 biogas-fuelled and three electric trucks. In total during 2022, Volvo Trucks will deliver 32 electric and 13 biogas-fuelled trucks to the Norwegian Postal Service.

“This is clearly the largest order ever for Volvo electric trucks in Norway and it is a major contract even in an international context,” added Fleet Sales Manager Volvo Trucks Norway, Espen Sanne.

In the level of deployment of electric trucks in Europe, Norway is currently exceeded only by Switzerland.

For his part, Volvo Trucks Norway, Sales & Marketing director, Bjørn Inge Haugan, added: “It is very important the big players lead the way.

“This kind of order clearly tells the world regional transport with electric trucks is a feasible solution on a large scale. The Norwegian Post is helping to demonstrate this is realistic already today.”

  • Volvo Trucks has five (six including the Volvo VNR electric for the North American market) fully electric truck models
  • The Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX Electric are heavy duty trucks with a total weight of up to 44 tonnes. They are for sale in Europe and production will start during the second half of 2022
  • Series production of the Volvo FL and FE Electric for city distribution and waste management started in 2019 in Europe
  • Production of the Volvo VNR Electric for North America started in 2021