Friday, 13 August 2021 22:17

Volvo Trucks Delivers First VNR Electric Truck to Manhattan Beer Distributors

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Volvo Trucks North America on Aug. 12 delivered its first Class 8, battery-electric regional hauling truck on the East Coast to its customer Manhattan Beer Distributors.

Five zero-emission Volvo VNR Electric trucks are joining the New York City-based beer and beverage distributors' fleet of more than 400 delivery trucks to service customers throughout New York City, Long Island and the surrounding counties.


Manhattan Beer Distributors commemorated the delivery with an Aug. 12 press event co-hosted by the New York City Department of Transportation at its distribution warehouse in the Bronx.


"Volvo Trucks commends Manhattan Beer Distributors for continuing two decades of leadership in bringing the most advanced and sustainable commercial trucks to New York City," said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. "By working together with customers like Manhattan Beer Distributors that are dedicated to reducing their environmental impact, Volvo Trucks has been able to make meaningful progress on the path toward widescale commercial deployment of VNR Electrics from coast to coast."


Driven by a goal of reducing the company's environmental impact, Manhattan Beer Distributors began building its low-emission fleet in the '90s, which today includes more than 160 Volvo VNR and VNL CNG Class 8 trucks, which will soon be joined by five new Volvo VNR Electrics.


To support the charging of its battery-electric fleet, Manhattan Beer Distributors has installed three Level 3 DC fast chargers at its Bronx facility that can fully recharge its Volvo VNR Electric trucks up to 80% in 70 minutes.


Manhattan Beer Distributors' battery-electric trucks were the first Volvo VNR Electric models to enter full serial production at Volvo Trucks' New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, VA, which assembles all Volvo trucks sold in North America.

Source: Volvo Trucks North America