FAMCO launches the first ever Volvo heavy-duty electric truck range in the Middle East

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The electric truck range by Volvo has already been tested for the region

FAMCO has announced the launch of the first-ever heavy-duty electric truck in the Middle East, solidifying their position as pioneers in the market and their commitment to sustainable solutions in transportation.

This groundbreaking achievement by FAMCO represents a significant stride towards reducing transportation-related emissions to zero, aligning with the UAE’s sustainable development strategy as the whole country prepares to host the COP28 in November 2023.

The launch event was held at the Al Serkal Avenue in Dubai’s Al Quoz district. and was attended by the high-level officials.

“While we currently offer a wide range of hybrid and electric vehicles, the launch of the first-ever heavy-duty electric truck range by Volvo represents a huge leap into a greener future,” affirmed Ramez Hamdan, Managing Director, FAMCO.

“FAMCO, part of the Al-Futtaim Automotive Group, continues to introduce new products and services to keep the UAE moving towards building a more sustainable future of mobility and support the UAE’s Net-Zero 2050 strategic goals,” he continued.

Unilever

Unlike other companies still in the testing or trial stages, Volvo offers a full range of electric trucks that are tested and available for purchase, as the first truck was already sold to Unilever, the FMCG giant for their UAE operations.

Through investing in Volvo’s electric trucks, business partners can, not only electrify their fleets but also, become pioneers in the green transportation movement, and eventually, a better future for the planet, a corporate press communique stated.

“We have committed to achieving net zero emissions throughout our value chain by 2039. Logistics will play a crucial role in achieving this ambition as it contributes up to 15% of our emissions,” asserted Ahmed Kadous, Head of Supply Chain MENA & Personal Care Category, Middle East & Turkey, Unilever.

“This is why we are pioneering the green transportation movement in the UAE, and this electric truck forms the second addition to our delivery fleet. Earlier in March we added the first Electric Van (EV) to our UAE delivery fleet, which was also the first in the UAE,” he concluded.

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