Today, January 29, Volvo Trucks launched its new FH Aero, featured by improved aerodynamics and new technologies, such as Volvo’s new Camera Monitor System, which allow the truck to cut up to 5 percent in energy consumption and emissions. Indeed, also the Volvo FH Electric will be offered in the new Aero version, an energy-efficient addition to Volvo’s already wide range of electric trucks. The new Aero truck models will be rolled out step by step to markets during 2024-2025 in four versions – the FH Aero, FH Aero Electric, FH Aero gas-powered and FH16 Aero.
Regardless of which powertrain customers choose – electric, gas or diesel – all variants of the new FH Aero will benefit from lower energy consumption, longer range and a superior level of safety and driving experience. “The new Volvo FH Aero is our most efficient truck ever as we continue to reduce CO2 from our entire product range”, commented Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks. “This is a Volvo truck at its best – a safe, beautifully designed and superior quality truck for tough long-haul tasks, designed for the success of our customers.”
From the front, up to the interiors of the new Volvo FH Aero cab
The front of the Volvo FH Aero cab has been extended by 24 centimeters versus the regular Volvo FH. This extension has been instrumental in creating a more aerodynamic truck cab. The improved aerodynamics also benefits the FH Aero Electric model through better free-rolling properties.
Furthermore, a new advanced Camera Monitor System contributes greatly to both aerodynamics and safety. Replacing traditional exterior mirrors, such new solution opens the visual field for the driver, improving the safety for the driver as well as the surrounding road users. The camera system has a positive impact on the driver’s visibility in rainy and dark conditions, but also in direct sunlight and when driving in tunnels. When driving with a trailer, the camera system has an auto-panning function, following the turning trailer.
In addition, updated brakes with Volvo’s patented drag-free brake discs improve the braking capacity, while reducing energy consumption and emissions. Upgraded user-friendly infotainment system that can be personalized depending on individual needs. Improved sound system, available with six premium high-quality speakers, a new power amplifier and a subwoofer adding massive power to the sound experience. Finally, a new built-in navigation system will be offered with improved maps adapted to truck-specific needs, with automatic map updates enabling efficient delivery of goods.