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Volvo Trucks starts selling electric trucks in South Korea.

Three different Volvo electric truck models are now available for South Korean transport companies to order.

Volvo Trucks becomes the first global manufacturer to introduce heavy battery electric trucks for sale in South Korea. This move is in line with the ambitious climate targets set by the South Korean government and will help transport companies in the country reduce their carbon footprint.

According to Volvo Trucks, three different electric models are now available for South Korean transport companies to order. The company’s goal is for 50% of the new trucks it sells globally by 2030 to be electric. Since 2019, the company has sold over 4,300 electric trucks in more than 38 countries around the world.

Volvo Trucks has been leading the way in the production of fully electric trucks since it became the first global manufacturer to start serial production of heavy electric trucks. The company currently has a broad electric line-up, with a total of six electric heavy trucks. Initially, three of these models will be sold in South Korea.

The company believes that many types of transport needs can be electrified in South Korea, ranging from urban distribution and refuse disposal to regional transportation and construction traffic. In Europe, statistics show that almost half of all goods are transported less than 300 km. This means that a very large portion of transports can be carried out with electric trucks, which can be charged at the hauliers’ home depot.

Per-Erik Lindström, SVP Volvo Trucks International, said: We think the timing is just right to start selling heavy electric trucks in South Korea. With 22% market share for heavy-duty trucks in South Korea, we have an important role to play in order to lower the transport sector’s CO2 emissions. It’s obvious that the speed of the electric transition in any country is very dependent on the decisions the authorities make. We see that in the countries that are leading the transition to electric trucks, the progressive governments have combined economic incentives with targeted taxes and environmental zones in cities to greatly speed up the adoption of electric trucks.

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