Volvo Trucks has expanded its range with the launch of new rigid variants of its FH, FM and FMX heavy duty electric models.
Production of the new types, which have a battery capacity between 180 and 540 kWh, will begin in the first quarter of 2023.
Thanks to multiple battery, cab and chassis options, the new vehicles can be designed to carry cranes, refuse compactors and cement mixers for a wide range of specialist transport assignments, including goods distribution, refuse collection and construction work.
Sales of the additional chassis variants will begin straight away and Volvo says their launch will make it possible to electrify even more transport routes.
The company’s target is that half of its global total truck sales will be electric by 2030 at the latest.
Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks said, “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.
“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.
“These trucks can handle all kinds of transports, 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.
“In short, we have the optimal and most cost-efficient electric transport solution, no matter what the task is.”