Volvo Trucks has successfully expanded its reach into Latin America by delivering eight heavy-duty electric trucks to customers in Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. This marks the first instance of Volvo’s sale of zero-exhaust emission trucks in the region.
Continuing its global penetration with battery electric trucks, Volvo Trucks has now introduced heavy-duty electric vehicles to Latin America. The recent deliveries to Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay contribute to Volvo’s accomplishment of delivering electric trucks to customers across six continents and 45 countries.
The interest in more sustainable heavy transport methods is evident in the growing demand from transport companies in these countries. Brazil, in particular, holds significance for Volvo Trucks, having received 26,159 total truck deliveries in 2022.
In Brazil, Reiter Log, a major logistics operator, will incorporate five Volvo FM Electric vehicles for various routes, utilising Volvo Financial Services for rentals. In Chile, SQM and El Libertador have each adopted a Volvo FH electric truck, while Bitafal in Uruguay will use a Volvo FM Electric.
The electric versions of Volvo FH and Volvo FM have a capacity to operate at a total weight of 44 tonnes and a range of up to 300 kilometers on a full charge.
Volvo Trucks initiated serial production of electric trucks in 2019, becoming the first global manufacturer to do so. Presently, the company offers a comprehensive electric lineup comprising six trucks suitable for diverse transport assignments, including city distribution, refuse handling, regional transport, and construction work. Volvo Trucks aims for 50% of its global sales of new trucks to be electric by 2030.