Press Information Release Immediate
30th September 2021
VOLVO TRUCKS HOSTS ONLINE EVENT TO SPEED UP THE TRANSITION TO
Volvo Trucks is addressing the urgency to fast-forward the transformation to electric
transport by arranging a global online event. The aim is to show how to go electric and
inspire transport companies to get started.
The event will not only answer common questions, but also highlight the important business
aspects of electromobility. “With this initiative we want to encourage transport buyers and hauliers to take their first
important steps towards electromobility. Offering fossil-free transport will be a key to staying
competitive,” says Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks. Volvo Trucks started production of electric trucks in 2019. Since then, the urgency to fight
climate change has grown even more. “We are the forerunners in electric transportation and are working hard to initiate this very
necessary technology shift. Now many pieces in the puzzle are coming together, making it
possible for more hauliers to dramatically lower their CO2 emissions. This event will explain
how it can be done,” states Alm. In addition to the Volvo Trucks President and other company experts, the event will include
representatives from large transport buyers, such as Amazon and IKEA, as well as executives
from the transport companies DFDS in Europe and Manhattan Beer Distributors in the United
States. Political encouragement can have a great impact on the speed of implementation and
the event will also highlight the massive governmental incentive program that has been
launched in Germany to kick off electromobility.
LINK TO EVENT
Facts about the event: Date and time: 12 October, 14:00 BST.