Volvo Trucks started series production of its heavy-duty electric trucks. The Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX electric trucks can operate at a total weight of 44 tonnes and the three models represent around two thirds of the company’s sales. With these new additions, Volvo Trucks has six electric truck models in series production globally.
Volvo Trucks’ electric heavy-duty range
Series production of Volvo’s heaviest electric trucks will start in the Tuve factory in Gothenburg, Sweden and next year the factory in Ghent, Belgium will follow. Volvo produces the electric trucks on the same line as its conventional trucks, which gives high production flexibility and efficiency gains. The batteries are supplied by Volvo Trucks’ new battery assembly plant in Ghent.
“This is a milestone and proves that we are leading the transformation of the industry. It’s less than two years ago since we showcased our heavy electric trucks for the very first time. Now we are ramping up volumes and will deliver these great trucks to customers all over Europe, and later on also to customers in Asia, Australia and Latin America,” said Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks. “We have sold around 1,000 units of our heavy electric trucks and more than 2,600 of our electric trucks in total. We expect volumes to increase significantly in the next few years. By 2030, at least 50 percent of the trucks we sell globally should be electric”.