Volvo Trucks has officially opened the ordering system for its heavy-duty electric truck range, namely the Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX models. According to the Swedish player, serial production will start in autumn 2022 and gradually ramp up. The electric trucks will be produced in the CO2-neutral Tuve plant in Gothenburg to start with.
Electric models from Volvo Trucks
As our readers may know, in 2021 Volvo Trucks took orders, including letters of intent to buy, for more than 1,100 zero-emission trucks in over 20 countries. The electric versions of Volvo’s medium-duty trucks Volvo FE, Volvo FL and Volvo VNR are already in serial production. The largest markets for Volvo’s electric trucks in Europe currently are Norway, Sweden and Germany. According to a study conducted by IHS Markit, Volvo Trucks is the market leader in Europe for heavy electric trucks with a market share of 42% in 2021, and also has a leading position in North America, where the company is collecting several orders (here’s a post about a huge order placed by the Maersk group not long ago).
«It’s clearly becoming a competitive advantage to be able to offer silent, zero exhaust emission transport solutions», commented Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks, who added: «There is a lot of interest from customers to place orders for these fantastic trucks. Until now we have mainly offered customers and partners to sign letters of intent to buy, but now we start to sign firm orders, which is a major step forward for electrification». The company’s target is that half of its total truck sales will be electric by 2030.