The 44 tonne truck- series production has begun by Volvo Trucks in the Tuve factory in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Volvo FH, Volvo FM, and Volvo FMX have been added to the series production of Volvo Trucks globally, representing around 66% of company sales. These heavy-duty trucks can operate at a total weight of 44 tonnes.
Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, “This is a milestone and proves that we are leading the transformation of the industry. It’s less than two years ago since we showcased our heavy electric trucks for the very first time. Now we are ramping up volumes and will deliver these great trucks to customers all over Europe, and later on also to customers in Asia, Australia and Latin America.”
Following the production in Sweden, the factory in Ghent, Belgium would be producing electric trucks on the same line as its conventional trucks. The batteries for these trucks are supplied from the company’s battery assembly plant in Ghent.
“We have sold around 1,000 units of our heavy electric trucks and more than 2,600 of our electric trucks in total. We expect volumes to increase significantly in the next few years. By 2030, at least 50 per cent of the trucks we sell globally should be electric,” adds Roger Alm.