Volvo Receives $18 Million from Energy Dept.

By Staff Writer November 02, 2021 263

Volvo Group North America has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s SuperTruck 3 Program and will receive more than $18 million in federal funding to develop heavy-duty zero-emission electrified trucks. Volvo will also invest matching dollars towards the program. The announcement marks the third SuperTruck Program that Volvo has participated in since the program’s inception in 2009. 

“The entire team at Volvo Group North America is honored to be selected, especially with the program’s focus on zero-emissions, battery-electric vehicles in the medium- and heavy-duty truck segments,” said Martin Weissburg, chairman of Volvo Group North America.

DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy initially launched the SuperTruck initiative in 2009, aimed at improving heavy-duty truck freight efficiency by 50%, while the follow-up SuperTruck 2 in 2016 sought to double vehicle efficiency for Class 8 trucks.

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