Volvo Trucks releases complete range of electric trucks.
This year after the success of the electric Volvo FL and FE in Europe they are now selling the electric heavy-duty Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks, which will be used for regional transport and urban construction operations.
With many companies formulating sustainability plans including reducing their CO2 emissions to comply with the Paris agreement electric trucks are one way of delivering this. Stricter carbon emission regulations are also driving this technology, as well as the desire for better air quality and less noise, especially in large urban areas. Another important driver is transport efficiency. Electric trucks can make deliveries at night and in off-peak periods and can access more locations than their diesel counterparts, including the inside of buildings.
In Europe Volvo are now selling the electric heavy-duty Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks
The new fully electric trucks are ideal for transporting goods in and around cities on pre-defined routes which include a return to the home base at the end of the working day for charging.
Distribution, urban construction and refuse collection (often for city and municipal authorities) are examples of segments that have been early adopters of electric trucks. But the capacity of Volvo’s heavy-duty trucks now also allows goods to be transported between cities.
The Volvo Electric range is now available to order ready for next year’s 2022 deliveries.