Volvo Trucks expands electric trucks range

Volvo Trucks has expanded its range of electric trucks, launching electric rigid versions of its FH, FM and FMX models

Volvo Trucks has expanded its range of electric trucks, launching electric rigid versions of its FH, FM and FMX models.

Thanks to multiple battery, cab and chassis options, the new heavy rigid trucks can be designed to carry electric superstructures for a wide range of specialised transport assignments, including goods distribution, refuse collection and construction work.

Production of the new variants will begin in the first quarter of 2023.

“With these new electric trucks, we are making it easier than ever for even more customers to go electric, and for cities to shift to zero-emission vehicles for virtually all transport flows,” said Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.

“Our customers can have these trucks custom-built for their specific operation, to cut emissions while getting the same functionality as the diesel truck they are using today.”

The new rigid trucks have a battery capacity between 180-540 kWh. This, together with the number of batteries applied to a truck, provides great flexibility and a wide range of potential operations, according to Volvo.

“These trucks can handle all kinds of transport jobs, from lighter to heavy loads. Customers can choose the exact battery capacity they need for their assignments, and by not carrying more batteries onboard than needed, the payload can increase,” said Alm.

“In short, we have the optimal and most cost-efficient electric transport solution, no matter what the task is.”

With these launches, it means Volvo Trucks is the only global truck manufacturer with a full range of electric trucks in series production already today. The company’s target is that half of its global total truck sales will be electric by 2030 at the latest.

Volvo FH, FM and FMX electric rigids can be equipped as follows:

Released for sale in December 2022, serial production start March 2023:

  • Driveline: 490kW
  • Drive unit: 3 electric motors
  • Battery: 450-540 kWh, 5-6 batteries
  • Cab: Sleeper, High, X-High sleeper cab
  • Wheelbase: 4300-6700 mm
  • Axle Configurations: 4x2R, 6x2R, 6x4R, 8x2R, and 8x4R
  • PTO: Mechanical, Gearbox and Electro-Mechanical

Released for sale in February, serial production start May 2023:

  • Driveline: 330kW
  • Drive unit: 2 electric motors
  • Battery: 360 kWh, 4 batteries
  • Cab: Day cab
  • Wheelbase: 3900-6700 mm

Released for sale in June, serial production start September 2023:

  • Battery: 180-270 kWh, 2-3 batteries.
Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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