Volvo Trucks is continuing to expand its range with the launch of several new electric trucks.
Volvo says it already produces the most complete electric line up in the global truck industry and this expansion of rigid versions of its heavy electric trucks – the Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX – will make it even easier for transport companies to adopt electric vehicles in urban and regional areas.
Thanks to multiple battery, cab and chassis options, the new heavy rigid trucks can be designed to carry electric superstructures for a wide range of specialised transport assignments. Production of the new variants will begin in the first quarter of 2023.
Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks said, “With these new, electric trucks we are making it easier than ever for even more customers to go electric, and for cities to shift to zero-emission vehicles for virtually all transport flows. Our customers can have these trucks custom-built for their specific operation, to cut emissions while getting the same functionality as the diesel truck they are using today.”
The new rigid trucks have a battery capacity of between 180-540 kWh. This, together with the number of batteries applied to a truck, provides great flexibility and the potential for a wide range of operations.
Roger Alm continued, “These trucks can handle all kinds of transport, from lighter to heavy loads. Customers can choose the exact battery capacity they need for their assignments, and by not carrying more batteries onboard than needed, the payload can increase. In short, we have the optimal and most cost-efficient electric transport solution, no matter what the task is.”
Volvo says it expects that half of its global total truck sales will be electric by 2030 at the latest.
Photos: The new Volvo FM electric truck.