Volvo trucks announced today it is expanding its range of electric trucks, with the launch of several new models into its heavy duty electric lineup.
The new models include rigid versions of Volvo’s heavy electric trucks, for applications such as cranes, refuse compactors and cement mixers.
According to the company, the creation of multiple battery, cab and chassis options, allows the new trucks to be designed to carry electric superstructures for specialized transport assignments, including goods distribution, refuse collection and construction work.
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.”
In 2020, Volvo unveiled its first heavy duty electric trucks and in September this year the company began series production. Volvo recently announced a deal with Amazon for the delivery of 20 of the heavy duty trucks by year-end.
Production of the new trucks is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2023. Volvo has set a target for half of its global total truck sales to be electric by 2030 at the latest.