Last year, I drove Volvo’s new electric trucks and now the first units have been delivered to customers! The vehicles in question are a refuse truck, which was delivered to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck, which went to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden.
The Volvo FL Electric trucks are part of a pre-series developed in collaboration with selected customers. Series production of the Volvo FL Electric and its powerful sibling, the Volvo FE Electric, will commence with a limited number of trucks for the European markets in the second half of 2019.
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,” says Roger Alm, president Volvo Trucks.
“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,” he adds.