Electric first for Kiloutou

Kiloutou is to add a Volvo 32 tonne electric truck to its fleet to enable it to reduce emissions when delivering to customers.

According to the Kiloutou, the order will see it become first rental company to order a 32 tonne electric truck and help it to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide by 88%.

The machine is expected to be delivered on July 10 and will be operational later in the year once it has been tested.

Pierre Knoché, managing director France, Kiloutou Group, said, “The acquisition of a 32T electric truck reflects our firm belief that the environmental transition is no longer an option.

“Whether for Kiloutou or for our industry, we are committed to accelerating the sustainable transformation of our businesses and, more broadly, of carbon-free mobility.”

Marcus Hörberg, CEO, Volvo Trucks France added that company is “delighted to be supporting the Kiloutou group in accelerating their low-carbon policy.”

The order for the truck is part of a wider drive from Kiloutou to reduce its emissions. By 2030 the company aims to have 40% of its fleet made up of carbon-free vehicles.

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