Bucher Municipal is expected to buy 80 Volvo electric sewer cleaner trucks by the end of 2023. These trucks will be used to clean cities around Europe, thus increasing sustainability in this specific sector.
The introduction of more zero emission zones in cities around the world is generating demand for fully electric trucks. To meet this demand, Bucher Municipal, a leading supplier of municipal vehicles like street sweepers, winter maintenance equipment, refuse vehicles, and sewer cleaning trucks, has joined forces with Volvo Trucks to develop an all-electric sewer cleaner built on the Volvo FL Electric truck.
Bucher Municipal needs electric cleaner trucks
Bucher Municipal is expecting that up to 80 sewer trucks, or 50% of their production of cleaning vehicles, will be zero exhaust emission trucks from Volvo by the end of 2023. «We have optimized the technology from our successful city sewer solution to meet the special requirements for working in urban zones, where regulations regarding CO2 and diesel emissions have been tightened», explained Per Lovring, CEO of Bucher Municipal Denmark.
«With this agreement with Bucher Municipal, we are taking a very important strategic step towards electrifying one of the most complicated and demanding tasks in our urban environments. We are proud to have Bucher Municipal as a strategic partner, and we expect the collaboration to bring new insights that contribute to our goal of electrifying all types of applications», added Volvo Trucks President Roger Alm.