Volvo Vans begins collection manufacturing of industrial quality electrical vans


Volvo Vans is starting collection manufacturing of the electrical variations of the corporate’s most vital product vary, its heavy-duty vans: Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX. These vans can function at a complete weight of 44 tonnes GCW. The three fashions symbolize round two-thirds of the corporate’s gross sales.


With these new additions, Volvo Vans has six electrical truck fashions in collection manufacturing globally—the broadest electrical truck line up within the business.


Volvo Electrical heavy-duty vary

It’s lower than two years in the past since we showcased our heavy electrical vans for the very first time. Now we’re ramping up volumes and can ship these nice vans to clients throughout Europe, and afterward additionally to clients in Asia, Australia and Latin America.

—Roger Alm, President Volvo Vans

Collection manufacturing of Volvo’s heaviest electrical vans will begin within the Tuve manufacturing facility in Gothenburg, Sweden and subsequent yr the manufacturing facility in Ghent, Belgium will comply with. Volvo produces the electrical vans on the identical line as its standard vans, which supplies excessive manufacturing flexibility and effectivity beneficial properties. The batteries are equipped by Volvo Vans’ new battery meeting plant in Ghent.

The demand for electrical vans is quickly rising in lots of markets, with one driving pressure being the necessity for transport consumers to shift to fossil-free transports in an effort to meet their sustainability objectives. Volvo Vans’ electrical portfolio may cowl round 45% of all items transported in Europe at the moment, in accordance with Eurostat statistics.

We’ve bought round 1,000 models of our heavy electrical vans and greater than 2,600 of our electrical vans in complete. We anticipate volumes to extend considerably within the subsequent few years. By 2030, at the very least 50 p.c of the vans we promote globally needs to be electrical.

—Roger Alm

Volvo Vans’ electrical line-up of six truck fashions covers a variety of purposes corresponding to metropolis distribution and refuse dealing with, regional transport and building work.


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