Volvo Trucks is starting series production of its heavy-duty trucks: Volvo FH, Volvo FM, and Volvo FMX. These trucks can operate at a total weight of 44 tonnes* and the three models represent around two thirds of the company’s sales. Volvo Trucks has now six electric truck models in series production globally.
“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,” says Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.
The production will start the Tuve factory in Gothenburg, Sweden and next year the factory in Ghent, Belgium will follow. The batteries are supplied by Volvo Trucks’ new battery assembly plant in Ghent.
“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,” comments Roger Alm.
Volvo Trucks’ electric line-up of six truck models covers a wide range of applications such as city distribution and refuse handling, regional transport, and construction work.