Volvo Trucks said it aimed to be the catalyst for the shift to electric HGVs after figures showed it led the way with a 32% market share in Europe.

The OEM said it had now sold more than 4,300 electric trucks in 38 countries across the globe since it began production of fully electric vehicles in 2019.

Roger Alm, Volvo Trucks president, said: “We are determined to lead the electric truck transformation and our market leading position in 2022, not only in Europe, but also in North America, is proof that we are doing just that.

“Although the market for electric trucks is still small compared to the traditional diesel variants, the trend is clear: many of our customers are now starting their own shift to electric.

“We intend to be the catalyst for this transition and aim for 50% of our global sales of new trucks to be electric in 2030,” he added.

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