Swift Haulage has signed an MOU with Volvo Trucks Malaysia in its commitment to purchase electric vehicle trucks, exploring the potential charging network, developing qualified human capital development and technology sharing for electro mobility in Malaysia.
The MoU marks the first step in Swift’s electro mobility journey and highlights its commitment to sustainability across all facets of its business operations. The interest in integrating electric trucks into their fleet reflects Swift’s responsible procurement efforts and ESG outlook.
The company believes that the goal of a more environmentally sustainable transport fleet with zero emissions will be made possible through partnership with industry-leading leaders like Volvo Trucks, who share similar values and aspirations whilst possessing the technology and innovation know-how.
Volvo Trucks has the most complete electric lineup in the global truck industry, encompassing everything from city distribution and refuse handling, to urban construction transports and regional haulage.
“It is part of Swift’s strategy to grow our business whilst adopting sustainable technology that can improve operational efficiency and effectiveness while reducing carbon emissions. We have therefore decided to take the leap and make the shift to electro mobility. Over the longer term, we hope to convert our whole fleet to electric trucks. We are therefore glad to have Volvo Trucks with us on our journey in making the switch.” said Loo Yong Hui, Group CEO of Swift Haulage Berhad
“The innovations and new transport solutions such as electro mobility are developed to lead the way into a sustainable future and tackle the global challenges head-on by providing our customers with the optimal transport solutions to achieving their vision and sustainability goals,” said Anthony O’Connell, Managing Director of Volvo Trucks Malaysia.
The commitment is the start of a long and enduring journey with the first of many to come as more leaders pave the way towards a green and sustainable future for all.