The introduction of more zero emission zones in cities around the world is generating demand for fully electric trucks. To meet this demand, Bucher Municipal, a leading supplier of municipal vehicles like street sweepers, winter maintenance equipment, refuse vehicles, and sewer cleaning trucks, has joined forces with Volvo Trucks to develop an all-electric sewer cleaner built on the Volvo FL Electric truck.
"We have optimized the technology from our successful city sewer solution to meet the special requirements for working in urban zones, where regulations regarding CO2 and diesel emissions have been tightened," says Per Lovring, CEO of Bucher Municipal Denmark.
Bucher Municipal is expecting that up to 80 sewer trucks, or 50% of their production of cleaning vehicles, will be zero exhaust emission trucks from Volvo by the end of 2023.
"Electrification of vehicles like ours can be demanding, but Volvo Trucks has proven during many years that they can successfully provide highly reliable and well-documented battery solutions for buses, trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles. Our partnership with Volvo Trucks is a win-win solution," explains Per Lovring.
Volvo Trucks goal is that electric models will account for half of its truck sales in 2030. Volvo Trucks was the market leader for heavy all-electric trucks in Europe in 2021 with a market share of 42%.
"With this agreement with Bucher Municipal, we are taking a very important strategic step towards electrifying one of the most complicated and demanding tasks in our urban environments. We are proud to have Bucher Municipal as a strategic partner, and we expect the collaboration to bring new insights that contribute to our goal of electrifying all types of applications," comments Volvo Trucks President Roger Alm.
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