First Volvo Electric Truck delivered in Taiwan

Volvo Trucks is pleased to announce the first delivery of an electric truck in Taiwan to WRC PACIFIC, LTD (WRCP). The delivery took place at Taikoo Kaohsiung Flagship Service Center, belonging to national dealer Taikoo Commercial Vehicles. WRCP becomes the proud owner of a Volvo FE electric truck, demonstrating its firm commitment to green transportation and recognizing the leadership of Volvo Trucks in electric trucks and Taikoo in the supply of commercial vehicles. WRCP, Volvo Trucks and Taikoo Commercial Vehicles are joining forces in Taiwan to move towards a zero-emissions future.
First Volvo Electric Truck delivered in Taiwan

WRCP is a leading environmental company and the largest metal sludge recycling and treatment facility in Taiwan. The company is dedicated not only to resource recycling but also to ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles, striving to reduce carbon emissions and minimize waste.

Peter T. Halpin, CEO of WRC & Chairman of WRCP, traveled to Taiwan from the United States to celebrate the company’s latest truck addition. He said: "WRCP is honored to collaborate with Volvo Trucks and Taikoo Commercial Vehicles to acquire the first Volvo FE electric truck in Taiwan."

Willy Chen, General Manager of Taikoo Commercial Vehicles, also attended the event and said: "Electric vehicles, ESG practices, environmental protection, and sustainable development are now integral to everyday corporate operations. Volvo Trucks has developed the most environmentally friendly and technologically advanced electric trucks. Taikoo Commercial Vehicles not only strives to keep Taiwan in sync with the world but also provides customers with total solutions for the short, medium, and long term. With a strong professional service team and customer-oriented approach, we are a reliable support for businesses during their operations and transformation."

Volvo Truck's electric lineup offers a wide range of options to meet various industry transport needs. These include the Volvo FE, which is an 18.5-tonne electric medium-duty truck equipped with a highly efficient electric motor, ensuring quiet and zero-emission operations that can reduce energy consumption costs by up to 80%. Its new-generation, high-efficiency battery has a 42% increased capacity, enabling a total driving range of up to 300 kilometers. When using a DC charger, the battery can be rapidly charged to 80% in just 90 minutes. With 12 different wheelbase options, the Volvo FE not only excels in urban transportation but also represents a concrete realization of eco-friendly transport.

Anna Engblom, Managing Director Volvo Trucks SEA & Japan, said “Although it's a great beginning, it's merely the start of something larger. We're simply laying the groundwork for a significant increase in the sales of electric vehicles. Over the next five years, we want to quickly raise the volume of our products. We are all involved in a profound shift, and we firmly think that the best course of action is to be at the forefront of this development and to make early investments in the future. We aim to lead the way rather than follow. At the same time, we are aware that the rapid development of electromobility may be difficult to comprehend, therefore it is crucial for us to give our clients who are switching to electric vehicles peace of mind.”

Volvo Trucks prioritizes safety without compromise. The entire electric truck lineup has passed the strictest European crash tests, minimizing the risk of fires and chemical leaks. Equipped with intelligent safety technologies, it provides comprehensive protection. In terms of specification and service, Taikoo Commercial Vehicles provides customers with total solutions. For example, the exclusive Electric Range Simulator (ERS) system helps customers deploy and tailor the best operating plan for their electric truck. The ERS system can simulate real routes based on specific working conditions, taking account of terrain and route patterns, estimating energy consumption and charging requirements, and providing the most suitable electric truck configuration suggestions. Also, in terms of support, the exclusive "Green Energy Contract" offers an all-inclusive mileage contract, including full vehicle maintenance and warranty services, as well as battery warranty and monitoring services, ensuring customers have peace of mind when purchasing these cutting-edge vehicles.

Taikoo Commercial Vehicles is committed to promoting electric trucks while providing total solutions to its customers. The company is deeply grateful for WRCP's support, and this delivery and unveiling marks an important starting point for electric trucks in Taiwan. Taikoo Commercial Vehicles will continue to collaborate with other corporate customers, to take further strides towards a green and sustainable future, a journey that starts with the electrification of transportation.

For further information, please contact:

Manisha Kanjiani
Brand & Communication Manager, Volvo Trucks – SEA & Japan

Volvo Trucks supplies complete transport solutions for discerning professional customers with its full range of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Customer support is provided via a global network of dealers with 2,300 service points in about 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 12 countries across the globe. In 2022 approximately 145,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.