Last Wednesday, NTEX received their very first electric truck, a Volvo FL Electric from Volvo Trucks' full-electric vehicle programme. The truck is one of the first to be owned by a private business in Western Sweden. CEO Thomas Ström was present at the delivery of the new truck, along with truck driver Krister Skogbäck and Managing Director at NTEX Sweden, Anette Yngvesson.
“There has been a significant demand for these vehicles, and NTEX are very excited to have the chance to make an investment like this. The full-electric truck is a key element in our commitment to the environment. Our goal is to solely drive fossil-free vehicles as soon as possible, and electric vehicles is one of many interesting alternatives,” says Thomas Ström, Founder and CEO, NTEX.
NTEX is a leading shipping and freight forwarding company that is focused on decreasing their environmental impact by, among other things, using climate friendly fuels. The company's trucks have been fuelled by HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) for a few years, and they are currently investigating both hydrogen fuel and electric operation.
“We are proud to announce that NTEX has chosen our full-electric truck, Volvo FL Electric with zero tail pipe exhaust emissions and lower noise, which will replace their current diesel-powered truck. This has positive effects, not only for the driver, but for anyone in urban spaces where the truck will deliver its goods,” says Ebba Bergbom Wallin, Commercial Electromobility Manager, Volvo Trucks, Sweden.
The Volvo FL will be brought into operation shortly and replace one of the company's current vehicles which transports goods in the greater Gothenburg area. The electric truck is tailored to NTEX's needs, and the battery capacity has been adapted to the intended transport assignment to ensure that the load capacity will be as high as possible. The electric truck is ideal for the intended assignment, which includes driving roughly 120 km per day. The vehicle will be charged at night in the newly constructed charging station in one of NTEX's terminals at Hisingen in Gothenburg.
In addition to decreasing the environmental impact, electric vehicles also make less noise and offer a better working environment inside the cab, which can improve working conditions for drivers and others operating nearby.
Images: Johan Westerlind for NTEX.