Achieves milestone in sustainable urban logistics
DB Schenker is realising its goal of zero direct emissions in all Oslo city distribution by integrating the new Volvo FL Electric truck into its sustainable Oslo City Hub. The vehicle was unveiled by Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who thanked DB Schenker for its efforts towards greener transport solutions.
The launch is supported by state-owned energy agency Enova. It is Norway’s first series-produced 16-ton truck with an electric drive and will enable DB Schenker to operate sustainable logistics in Oslo and beyond.
With the new Volvo FL Electric truck and with the support of Enova at the Oslo City Hub, Schenker is now able to prove that emission-free operations are feasible in urban transport, contributing to the greater ambition of a climate-neutral society.
With capacity for a gross vehicle weight of 16 tons, the Volvo FL electric will be used in DB Schenker’s city distribution in Oslo. Operating without any direct emissions (referring to tank-to-wheel emissions, e.g. CO2 and nitrogen oxides) and without motor noise, it serves the rising demand for urban goods transportation while reducing environmental impact. Just like DB Schenker’s City Hub in Oslo, it will be powered foremost by renewable hydroelectric energy from Norway.
In total, DB Schenker has ordered eleven electrical trucks for city logistics in Oslo, which will replace diesel-powered trucks. Symbolically, the first of three Volvo FL Electric trucks features a label saying ‘100% electric in Oslo’.