The first Volvo FL Electric trucks have been delivered to customers in Europe.
Waste and recycling company Renova has taken delivery of a refuse truck, while logistics firm DB Schenker and its partner haulier TGM have received a distribution truck.
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 the Volvo FE Electric will commence with a limited number of trucks for the European markets in the second half of 2019.
The absence of motor noise and exhaust emissions contributes to better working conditions for the drivers and a quieter, cleaner urban environment.
"Our close collaboration with drivers and customers has enabled us to develop, in a short space of time, electrified transport solutions that meet high requirements in terms of performance, driving distances, cargo handling and vehicle use,” said Roger Alm, president Volvo Trucks.
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.
Development of Volvo Trucks’ electrified offering will continue, but at the same time, it is continuing to reduce the environmental and climate impact of its diesel and gas powered trucks.