Volvo Delivered Electric Trucks to Customers
2019-03-06 10:53 Wednesday
Last year, Volvo announced that it would bring its electric trucks to the road and start selling them in 2019. Over the next few months after the announcement, the Swedish automaker unveiled a series of different electric trucks.
Volvo Trucks recently announced it has delivered its first electric trucks to two customers as its electric vehicles program, including a waste and recycling company named Renova and a logistics company called DB Schenker.
The delivered trucks are 'the Volvo FL Electric', a 16-tonne truck that can be configured with different battery packs for a capacity between 100 and 300 kWh for a range of up to 300 km (186 miles).
Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, said:"our close collaboration with drivers and customers has enabled us to develop, in a short space of time, electrified transport solutions that meet high requirements in terms of performance, driving distances, cargo handling and vehicle use."
The drivers who will operate the electric trucks have had the opportunity to test drive them prior to delivery, as part of the operator training. "The drivers were particularly impressed with the responsive driveline, delivering fast and seamless acceleration and the low noise level," noted Alm.
"We will continue to develop our electrified offering. At the same time, we are steadily reducing the environmental and climate impact of our diesel and gas-powered trucks, primarily through energy-efficient drivelines,"added Alm.
Volvo Trucks said that they will start delivering "a limited number of trucks for the European markets in the second half of 2019" – presumably outside of their test program with customers like Renova and DB Schenker.