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Volvo Trucks starts series production of heavy electric trucks

Volvo Trucks is beginning series production of the electric versions of the company’s most important product range, 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. With these new additions, Volvo Trucks has six electric truck models in series production globally – the broadest electric truck line up in the industry.


Series production of these heaviest electric trucks will start in the Tuve factory in Gothenburg, Sweden and next year the factory in Ghent, Belgium will follow, where Volvo's new battery assembly plant is located.


The demand for electric trucks is rapidly increasing in many markets, with one driving force being the need for transport buyers to shift to fossil-free transports in order to meet their sustainability goals. According to the company, "by 2030, at least 50 percent of the trucks we sell globally should be electric”.


Click on the image below to read the company's press release and here for a nice video also by Volvo Trucks titled "How to build an electric truck"



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