Den Hartogh adds electric vehicle to tanker fleet

Royal Den Hartogh Logistics is pushing ahead with its sustainability ambitions with the addition of its first Volvo FM Electric truck.
Den Hartogh wants to have reduced its transport-related CO2 emissions by 25% and to be fully CO2 neutral in 2050.
Joep Aerts, business unit Director liquid logistics, said: “The Volvo FM truck will be used in the Rotterdam cluster where we implement the dedicated last and first mile of our intermodal transport.
“We load and unload tank containers at our big customers. This means that we have relatively short trips, with the truck returning to the site every evening so that it can be charged at night. This is a way of using electric transport at all our bigger international intermodal hubs.”
The company chose the lightest possible electric truck with maximum load capacity and the Volvo FM Electric has a GCW of 50 tonnes.
Aerts continued: “For us, it's also important - certainly in view of the use of the truck - that the Volvo FM has easy access. That's really great for our drivers.”
Besides the fact that the truck is electrically powered, it also helps that the chassis of the Volvo FM is made from fossil-free steel to help reduce the CO2 footprint.
Pieter den Hartogh: “We've had a partnership with Volvo Trucks for years. It's these kinds of things, together with Volvo's alternative powertrains, which mean that we are keen to work together in the transition to becoming CO2 neutral.”

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