Volvo Trucks continues to extend its product line with the introduction of new rigid electric trucks.
Volvo Trucks, which already has one of the most comprehensive electric vehicle line-ups in the global truck sector, is increasing its portfolio with the launch of rigid variants of its heavy electric trucks: the Volvo FH, Volvo FM, and Volvo FMX. Extending the use cases for transportation businesses in urban and regional locations to transition to electric.
The new large rigid trucks may be configured to carry electric superstructures for a broad range of specialised transport tasks, including products delivery, garbage collection, and construction work, thanks to different battery, cab, and chassis choices. The new variations will go into production in the first quarter of 2023.
“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,” explains Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.
The new rigid vehicles have battery capacities ranging from 180 to 540 kWh. This, together with the quantity of batteries installed on a vehicle, allows for a great deal of flexibility and a wide range of potential operations.
“These trucks can handle all kinds of transports, 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,” adds Alm.
Volvo Trucks is the only worldwide truck manufacturer that already has a full range of electric trucks in serial production. The company’s goal is to have half of its global total truck sales electric by 2030.