Volvo begins the presentation of heavy-duty electric trucks and aims for 50% of sales by 2030
September 15, 2022: -On Wednesday, Volvo Trucks said that production of three heavy-duty electric truck models was underway, with its president told that the report represented “a big moment” for the company.
In a statement, Volvo Trucks said the electrified Volvo FM, Volvo FMX, and Volvo FH vehicles could run at a weight totaling 44 metric tons.
According to the company, the range for the electric FM is up to 380 kilometers or just more than 236 miles. Contents for the FMX and FH are up to 320 km and 300 km, respectively.
The company stated production was beginning at a facility in Gothenburg, Sweden. In the coming year, production will start at a site in Ghent, Belgium.
A Volvo Trucks plant in Ghent resolve supply batteries. Volvo Trucks, part of the Volvo Group, now had “six electric truck models in series production globally.”
Volvo Trucks President Roger Alm was bullish about the company’s prospects.
“We had already sold 1,000 units of these heavy-duty electrical trucks before the production start
ed,” he added that we sell globally should be electric.”
Good charging options for trucks and cars will be necessary for dispelling concerns about “range anxiety,” a term that refers to the idea that electric vehicles cannot undertake long journeys without losing power and getting stranded.
Volvo Trucks’ Alm was asked about charging infrastructure during his interview with CNBC. “Of course, we need to build out the infrastructure of the charging network; that is very important,” he said.
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