- The electric trucks were developed in close collaboration with selected customers operating in Gothenburg, Sweden
- The start of serial production is planned for March 2020
Volvo Trucks has announced the start of sales of its Volvo FL and Volvo FE electric trucks in selected markets within Europe.
Meet both the strong environmental demands
“Global urbanization requires urban logistics and truck transport with zero emissions and less noise with increasing urgency. With the Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric we are able to meet both the strong environmental demands as well as the high commercial requirements of our customers,” said Jonas Odermalm, VP Product Line Electromobility.
He added, “Volvo Trucks’ solutions will be based on individual business needs that consider a number of parameters, such as driving cycles, load capacity, and route analysis, to use the battery capacity in the most efficient way possible.”
Odermalm further stated, “Electric vehicles, charged with electricity from renewable sources, are indeed a powerful step towards more sustainable city distribution. However, there will not be one singular energy source that addresses climate change and all other environmental issues. Different types of transport require different types of driveline solutions.”
Close collaboration with selected customers
Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric were developed in close collaboration with selected customers operating in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Volvo FL Electric has a capacity for a GVW (gross vehicle weight) of 16 tonnes, while the GVW of the Volvo FE Electric is 27 tonnes.
The Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric truck sales will start in Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, France, and the Netherlands. The start of serial production is planned for March 2020.