NTEX SWITCHES TO FOSSIL-FREE TRANSPORTS:
STARTING WITH THE FIRST ELECTRIC TRUCKS IN WESTERN SWEDEN FROM VOLVO
NTEX, one of Sweden's largest privately owned transport and logistics companies, is now beginning investments in fossil-free vehicles. First out is a fully electric truck from Volvo Trucks that will be used for distribution in the Gothenburg region.
The investment is estimated to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while on the road by around 19.6 tonnes per year.
On Wednesday, NTEX received the company’s first electric truck, a Volvo FL Electric, from Volvo Trucks’ electric vehicle program. The truck is one of the first privately owned of its kind in western Sweden. Participating in the delivery was NTEX CEO Thomas Ström, together with driver Krister Skogbäck and NTEX Inrikes’ CEO Anette Yngvesson.
“I know there has been tremendous demand for these vehicles and we at NTEX are very pleased to be able to make take this initiative,” says NTEX founder and CEO, Thomas Ström. “The electric truck is an important part of our environmental commitment. The goal is for us to use fossil-free vehicles as soon as possible, and electric propulsion is one of several interesting alternatives.”
NTEX is a leading transport company striving to reduce its environmental impact by, among other things, using more climate-smart fuels. The company’s trucks have been running HVO diesel for a number of years and they are also looking at alternatives, such as hydrogen and electrification.
“We are very happy and proud that NTEX is also choosing our all-electric truck,” says Ebba Bergbom Wallin, business area manager for electric mobility, Volvo Trucks Sweden. “The Volvo FL Electric, which is replacing today’s diesel-powered truck, reduces emissions to zero from the exhaust pipe and provides significantly lower noise levels. This means positive effects not only for drivers, but for everyone in the urban environment where trucks transport their goods.”
The truck, which is a Volvo FL, will soon be put in service and replace one of the company’s existing vehicles that transports goods in and around Gothenburg. The electric truck’s specifications are based on NTEX’s needs for the intended transport undertakings and the battery capacity is adapted accordingly, in order to be able to ensure that load capacity is as high as possible. The electric truck is ideal for the intended service, which entails driving around 120 km each day. The vehicle will be charged at night at the newly built charging station at one of the NTEX terminals on Hisingen.
In addition to reduced environmental impact, electric operation also means lower noise levels which, together with a good working environment in the cab, can contribute to improved working conditions for drivers and others working nearby.
|•||NTEX is a transport and logistics company that provides road, sea and air transport and terminal management at its facilities in Gothenburg, Helsingborg, Gislaved, Malmö, Stockholm.|
|•||In addition to the facilities in Sweden, NTEX also has its own companies in Norway, Finland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The company also has agents in a number of European countries.|
|•||Stena Rederi is the majority owner of the company.|
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