Volvo Trucks is the very first truck producer worldwide to begin series production of 44- tonne electrical trucks that are likewise appropriate for long-distance transportation.
The business now standardizes electrical variations of the FH for long-haul transportation, the FM for long-haul and local transportation and the FMX for the building sector. Heavy trucks are the most essential designs from Volvo Trucks. Such a heavy truck can have a vehicle weight of approximately 44 lots. These 3 designs represent practically two-thirds of the items used by the Swedish business vehicle producer.
With the brand-new addition, Volvo Trucks now has 6 electrical truck designs in series production worldwide– “the most thorough series of electrical trucks in the market,” according to the group. It varies from a 16- tonne shipment van to a 44- tonne long-haul truck.
” This is a crucial action and shows that we are at the leading edge of altering this market. It was less than 2 years ago that we provided our electrical durable trucks for the very first time. We are now increasing the number and will provide the brand-new trucks to consumers throughout Europe, and later on in Asia, Australia and South America,” states Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.
Series production of Volvo’s big electrical trucks starts at the Tuve plant in Gothenburg, Sweden. A factory in Ghent, Belgium, will follow next year. Electric trucks are produced on the very same assembly line as standard trucks, which makes it possible for greater production versatility and increased effectiveness, according to Volvo Trucks. The batteries will be produced from the group’s brand-new battery assembly plant in Ghent.
According to Volvo Trucks, the need for electrical trucks is “broadening”. The business’s electrical portfolio can cover nearly 45 percent of all items exported in Europe today. “We have actually offered more than 1,000 systems of our heavy electrical trucks and more than 2,600 of our electrical trucks in overall. We anticipate the sales volume to increase substantially in the next couple of years. By 2030, a minimum of 50 percent of our trucks offered around the world must be electrical,” states Alm.