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“Because the industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, it is no longer enough for Volvo to solely focus on developing and offering state-of-the-art trucks and services. The challenges we are facing demand a far more holistic approach,” said Peter Voorhoeve, President of Volvo Trucks North America. “We are prepared for this shift and are already collaborating with key stakeholders to develop, test and bring new sustainable transport solutions to the market through connected vehicle technologies, electromobility and automation.”
Volvo Trucks’ evolution from a truck and services provider to a key driver in connecting multiple partners has enabled the company to develop innovative end-to-end solutions that will drive emission reductions, increase transportation efficiency, and improve road safety and quality of life for our communities.
Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) is a public-private partnership that serves as a proof point of the company’s industry-leading mindset. The project involves 16 partners working together to transform freight operations at the facilities of two of the United States’ top trucking fleets. Volvo LIGHTS is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities. Within Volvo LIGHTS, the all-electric Volvo VNR regional-haul demonstrator trucks will be put into operation in California in late 2019, ahead of a planned commercial North American roll-out in 2020.