Volvo Trucks to bring full range of electric trucks in 2021

The logo of Swedish truck maker Volvo is pictured at the IAA truck show in Hanover

Volvo Trucks, Sweden’s AB Volvo’s leading truck brand, will sell a comprehensive range of electric, heavy-duty trucks in Europe starting in 2021, the group said in a statement on Thursday.

Volvo said it was currently operating tests of the electric heavy-duty Volvo FH, Volvo FM, and Volvo FMX trucks, to be used for local transport and urban construction operations in Europe.

The trucks will have a gross combination weight of up to 44 tonnes, and, depending on the battery configuration, the limit could be up to 300 kilometers, Volvo said.

Sales will begin in 2021, and volume production will start in 2022.

“This means that from 2021 onwards Volvo Trucks will sell a complete range of battery-electric trucks in Europe for distribution, refuse, regional transport and urban construction operations,” it said.

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