Volvo Trucks to start offering electric versions of its trucks in Europe

Volvo Trucks to start offering electric versions of its trucks in Europe

November 6, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The company will begin offering electric truck options from 2021.

Volvo Trucks is currently testing electric powertrains for the Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX. It is reported that such trucks can be used for regional and urban transport. Electrical options will be offered to customers from next year.

With a total weight of a road train of 44 tons, the range of such an electric truck will be 300 kilometers. It is reported that the chassis of electric trucks and cars on the internal combustion engine are completely the same, so drivers will be able to independently repair such an electric car on the road in the event of a breakdown.

It is worth noting that the launch of electric tractors will be another step for Volvo towards the full electrification of its model range. By 2025, the company intends to bring global sales of electric cars to 50%, while the rest will be occupied by hybrids. The goal of the brand was to electrify absolutely the entire model range by 2040.