Volvo Trucks brings us second electrifying model


Volvo Trucks has unveiled a second electric model, the Volvo FE Electric, just three weeks after unveiling the first in its range of electromobility solutions just three weeks ago.

 

The new Volvo FE Electric, in all its glory

The FE Electric, for sale in Europe from 2019, is designed for heavier city distribution and waste work, with gross weights of up to 27 tonnes.

"With the introduction of the Volvo FE Electric we have a comprehensive range of electrically powered trucks for city operations and are taking yet another strategic step forward in the development of our total offer in electrified transport solutions," Volvo Trucks President Claes Nilsson said.


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"This opens the door to new forms of cooperation with cities that target to improve air quality, reduce traffic noise, and cut congestion during peak hours since commercial operations can instead be carried out quietly and without tale-pipe exhaust emissions early in the morning or late at night."

The first Volvo FE Electric, with a superstructure developed alongside Europe's largest truck bodybuilder, Faun, will start operating in early 2019 in Hamburg, Germany.

"Hamburg, which in 2011 was named European Green Capital of the EU, has worked long and successfully on a broad front to enhance green and sustainable urban development," Volvo Trucks Product Line Vice President for the FL and FE models, Jonas Odermalm said.

The FE Electric drivetrain

The new Volvo FE Electric will be offered in a range of variants suited for different transport applications, including options like low-entry cab and battery capacity to suit the operator’s needs.

"Our solutions for electrified transport are designed to suit the specific needs of each customer and each city," Jonas Odermalm said.

"In addition to the vehicles, we will offer everything from route analysis to services and financing via our network of dealers and workshops throughout Europe.

"We also have close partnerships with suppliers of charging infrastructure."

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