Volvo Trucks have announced a complete heavy-duty range of electric trucks is due to start production in 2022.
Depending on the battery configuration, the range of these trucks could be up to 300 km. Sales will begin next year and volume production will start the year after.
Volvo have also said they are running tests of the electric heavy-duty Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks, which will be used for regional transport and urban construction operations in Europe.
Volvo Trucks started manufacturing the Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric in 2019. These are electric trucks intended for city distribution and refuse operations, primarily in Europe. In North America, sales of the Volvo VNR Electric regional transport truck will start on December 3rd 2020.
A gradual transition to fossil fuel free alternatives
Electric vehicles for demanding and heavy long-haul operations will follow in this decade, say Volvo. These will be battery-electric and fuel cell electric trucks with a longer range. Volvo Trucks’ objective is for its entire product range to be fossil fuel free free by 2040.
Our primary task is to ease the transition to electrified vehicles. We’re doing this by offering holistic solutions that include route planning, correctly specified vehicles, charging equipment, financing and services. The long-term security that we and our global network of dealers and service workshops provide our customers with will be more important than ever,” says Volvo Trucks president Roger Alm.
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