20.4.2021Volvo is adding three electric trucks to its line-up
Volvo Trucks is adding three heavy duty trucks to its electric line-up. Indeed, the company believes the time is right for a rapid upswing in the electrification of heavy road transport.
With the new electric Volvo FH and Volvo FM models now on sale, electrified transport will be possible not only in urban areas, but also for regional traffic between cities. The new electric Volvo FMX model is another way that Volvo Trucks is making construction transport operations quieter and cleaner.
Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, said:
“More and more transport companies are realizing they need to start their electrification journey right now, both with the environment in mind and for competitive reasons to satisfy customer requirements for sustainable shipping. With our wide and deep offering, it is totally feasible for far more transport companies to go electric.”
Production of these new electric models will start in the second half of 2022 for the European market. They will join the Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric for urban transport, which have been in serial production since 2019. In North America, however, sales of the Volvo VNR Electric began in December 2020. This means Volvo Trucks now has a line-up of six medium and heavy duty electric trucks.
“There is huge potential to electrify truck transports in Europe, and also in other parts of the world, in the very near future,” Alm continued.
“To prove this, we have set the ambitious goal to have electric trucks account for half of our sales in Europe by 2030. And these three new heavy-duty trucks we are now launching mark a giant step towards reaching this target.”
As well as electric vehicles, Volvo Trucks’ electrification program includes service, maintenance and financing solutions, as well as other options that can help facilitate an easier and faster transition to electrified transport. The setup will help customers to stay productive and in control of their new electric transport fleet.
“These complete electrified transport solutions that we, along with our global network of dealers and service workshops can provide, will play a vital role in ensuring our customer’s success,” said Alm.