Volvo introduces first electric-only truck – for optimising city operations

01 February 2024 #Truck

Volvo has launched its first truck model developed only with electric drive, with capacity for heavy loads and excellent driver visibility – making it an optimal choice for safe and efficient driving in city areas.

The Volvo FM Low Entry, based on the FM model, comes with a 300kWh battery capacity and a range of up to 200km, along with Volvo’s Dynamic Steering system for effortless steering and reduced vibrations.

The spacious cab, meanwhile, has been lowered and moved forward, and the low instep and flat floor makes it easy to enter and exit the truck, while it is possible to have up to three passengers in the cab.

The standard specification also meets Transport for London’s five-star Direct Vision Standard. The truck is also available with Volvo’s new advanced Camera Monitor System.

The truck is designed to be versatile and can be adapted to meet specific requirements of various transportation tasks, such as waste management, distribution and construction.

Volvo now has a total of eight electric truck models in its range after becoming the first global manufacturer to start series production of heavy electric trucks in 2019. The company is aiming for 50% of its global sales to be electric by 2030.

The new FM Low Entry will initially be sold in Europe, as well as Turkey and South Korea, with sales starting in the first quarter of 2024. Production will begin in the second quarter of 2024.

Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, said: “This zero-emission truck is a great addition to our electric range, perfectly suited for city transports and designed with the driver in mind. It’s powerful, yet smooth to drive and easy to manoeuvre.

“The new Volvo FM Low Entry is perfectly in line with our ambitions to expand our electric offer, enabling even more customers to reduce their carbon emissions.”

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