The popular Volvo Trucks FM, FMX and FH trucks are no longer only available with diesel or natural gas engines: battery electric models can now also be officially ordered. The semi-trailer tractors are the first to be launched on the market, followed by the chassis in the fourth quarter of 2022. According to the Swedish manufacturer, series production it will start in the autumn of this year at the Tuve plant in Gothenburg and volumes should be gradually increased.
According to their own statements, Volvo has already received pre-orders for more than 1,100 electric trucks in over 20 countries as early as 2021. “We previously offered customers and partners to sign pre-sales declarations, but we are now starting to complete firm orders. . This is a big step forward for electromobility “, Roger Alm explains. The president of Volvo Trucks says he is confident that he will be able to offer quiet, zero-emission transport solutions that will become a competitive advantage over other companies in the industry.
Volvo Truks has a full range of electric trucks for all needs
The electric versions of medium-duty vehicles Volvo FE, Volvo FL and Volvo VNR they are already in the mass production phase. Currently, in Europe, the most important markets for Volvo electric trucks are Norway, Sweden and Germany.
In 2021, Volvo Trucks proved to be the leader in the European heavy-duty electric vehicle market, with a share of 42%, and also holds a leading position in North America.
With a total of six electric truck models that will be in production by the end of the yearVolvo Trucks says it will therefore have the most comprehensive electric range in the global truck industry. This covers all segments, from urban distribution and disposal to construction and regional transportation. The company’s goal is for half of all trucks sold to be electrically powered by 2030.