Volvo Trucks will include electric trucks in its product range, starting in Europe next year. Thus, an important step has been taken towards fossil fuel-free transportation.
Volvo Trucks continues to test electric versions of the Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks, which it will debut in Europe in 2021. The combined gross weight of the trucks will reach 44 tons, and the range will approach 300 km depending on the battery configuration. Electric trucks, whose sales will begin in Europe next year, are aimed to be mass-produced in 2022. This means that Volvo Trucks will expand its product range, including electric trucks, for different areas such as construction, mining, excavation and long-distance transport in Europe from 2021.
Volvo Trucks, which started to manufacture electric trucks Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric for urban distribution and municipal service vehicles in Europe in 2019, will begin sales of the Volvo VNR Electric, developed for regional transportation, in North America on December 3, 2020.
Alternatives that don't use fossil fuels are on the rise
Over the next decade, Volvo Trucks will also offer electric and fuel cell electric trucks for harsh conditions and long-haul transport with longer ranges. The brand plans to start selling hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks in the second half of the next decade. Volvo Trucks aims to make its product range fossil-fuel-free trucks by 2040.
Volvo Trucks holistic approach
A more sustainable transport industry; It depends on being able to make the transition to alternative fuel or electric use as smoothly as possible for transporters. This requires the transporters to increase their profitability and efficiency while providing fossil fuel-free solutions. Operating as a service company, Volvo Trucks offers its customers holistic solutions from route planning, charging equipment to financial support.
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