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DRIVING PROGRESS IN ELECTROMOBILITY

 

Electromobility plays a key role on the road to fossil-free transports.

Our electric trucks are already rolling on the streets in real operations, helping transport operators to significantly reduce emissions and noise. 

We're determined to continue driving our industry towards a sustainable future.

2019

First Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric delivered to transport operators for city distribution and refuse operations. In North America, sales of the Volvo VNR Electric, a truck for regional transport, starts in 2020.

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2021

A new global electric range marks a major step forward on our road to fossil-free transports.

2040

Our objective is to offer a complete fossil-free product range by 2040. Battery and hydrogen electric vehicles with a longer range will be key on this journey.

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An easy and viable transition

We know the transport business and understand how important it is to make an easy and viable transition when undergoing a technology shift. The solutions we offer will not only be as climate neutral as possible, but also fulfil todays’ demands on productivity and profitability. We offer robust and reliable solutions to decarbonize transport businesses, designed to meet the customers’ specific needs. 

Our electrified transport solutions

We offer different electrified transport solutions in urban and regional areas. Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric are well suited for refuse collection and city distribution. In North America we are running tests on Volvo VNR Electric for short- and regional haul like heavy distribution. Moreover, we are using Volvo FM Electric and Volvo FMX Electric for a pilot test within urban construction in Sweden. 

 Jessica Sandström, SVP Global Product Management Volvo Trucks
We are committed to drive the development of sustainable transport solutions and are here to enable an easy and viable transition to electrified transports.

Advantages of electromobility

Lower noise and emission levels

Electric trucks produce no tailpipe emissions (NOx, PM) and have a very low total climate impact when electricity from renewable sources is used. They are also far quieter than conventional trucks. This allows goods to be transported early in the morning, late in the evening and at nighttime, which can reduce congestion during peak hours.

Improved driver environment

Electric trucks make life easier for drivers. A quieter drive along with zero exhaust emissions are the basis for a significantly improved working environment both in and outside the vehicle.

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