In North America, the company will begin sales of Volvo VNR electric, for regional transport, December 3, 2020.
The next step will be the introduction of heavy models: Volvo FH electric, Volvo FM electric and Volvo FMX electric, considered for regional transport and urban construction operations in Europe. The combined gross weight will be up to 44 tonnes.
According to Volvo Trucks, there will be several battery configurations and the best will offer up to 300 km (186 miles) of range.
Sales of these trucks will begin in Europe in 2021, but volume production is slated for 2022.
“Sales will start next year and volume production will start in 2022. This means that from 2021 Volvo Trucks will sell a full range of battery-powered electric trucks in Europe for distribution, garbage, regional transport and urban construction. “
The new trucks are currently undergoing testing. We believe that soon, related companies of the Volvo Group will announce their own electric vehicles, equipped with the same technology.
The company says that in the coming years, BEVs will be joined by longer range hydrogen fuel cell vehicles:
“Electric vehicles for demanding and heavy long-distance operations will follow in this decade. These will be battery and fuel cell electric trucks with a longer range. Volvo Trucks intends to start selling electric trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells in the second half of the year. Volvo Trucks’ goal is for its entire product line to be free from fossil fuels by 2040. “
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