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Volvo Gets First Double-Digit Order for Class 8 Electric Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) will lease 14 VNR Electric daycabs to a Southern California food distributor. It is Volvo’s first double-digit order of zero-emission battery-electric tractors.

The truck leases and charging infrastructure will cost Quality Custom Distribution (QCD) about the same as diesel-powered trucks because of a $3.9 million grant to Volvo Financial Services from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Inland Port Program.

The port program consists of California’s largest transportation and clean air agencies and stakeholders. A total of $37.2 million in funding is available to assist fleet owners in the state’s Inland Empire to transition to zero- or near-zero-emission transportation to improve air quality.

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