Volvo Trucks received record order of electric trucks from Australia. Local express freight company, Team Global Express, has placed an order for 36 Volvo FL e-trucks, expected to hit the streets of Sydney by the end of the first quarter in 2023.
The Volvo FL trucks are designed for urban distribution and have a load capacity of 5,5 tonnes in this application. They will become a part of Team Global Express Sydney metropolitan pick-up and delivery fleet. The trucks can operate at a total weight of 16 tonnes and will be equipped with four 66 kWh battery packs for increased range and improved charging performance. The Volvo FL utilizes a 600-volt single motor electric drive system and a 2-speed automated transmission.
36 Volvo FL e-trucks headed to Australia
“It’s clear that more and more transport companies around the world now want to start the journey towards electric, zero emission transports. Volvo is first out with heavy electric trucks in Australia and we are excited to work together with Team Global Express and other customers. We have the broadest electric truck line up in the industry, which makes it possible to electrify city and regional transport already today,” commented Martin Merrick, President, Volvo Group Australia.