The very first Volvo electric trucks were delivered in South America, namely in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Brazil, in particular, is an important market for Volvo Trucks, in 2022 Volvo delivered 26,159 trucks to customers. Reiter Log, which is one of the largest logistics operators in Brazil, will begin using five Volvo FM Electric vehicles on various routes. The trucks will be rented through Volvo Financial Services.

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Volvo electric trucks in Chile and Uruguay

In Chile, the two companies SQM and El Libertador have each begun using one Volvo FH Electric truck. In Uruguay, a Volvo FM Electric will be used by Bitafal. “Many haulers in Latin America have high ambitions regarding zero-emission truck transport. We are very proud and excited to have been chosen to support our customers as they now start their electrification journey. We believe that more transport companies will soon follow,” said Wilson Lirmann, President of Volvo Trucks Latin America.

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