Volvo Trucks opens battery factory in Belgium
Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks has opened its first battery assembly plant in Ghent, Belgium. There, cells and modules from Samsung SDI are assembled into customised battery packs for the FH, FM and FMX heavy-duty electric truck series.
DHL orders more electric trucks from Volvo
Deutsche Post DHL has announced that it will procure 44 new electric trucks from Volvo for its European operations. Both companies have signed a cooperation agreement “to accelerate the transition to zero-emission commercial vehicles”.
Volvo takes the FH Electric out for Arctic testing
What happens to a battery-powered truck when the thermometer reads -25° C and strong winds are blowing? To find out, Volvo Trucks has completed winter tests with its upcoming 44-tonne FH Electric in the far north of Sweden – and introduced a preconditioning function in response.
DFDS orders 100 FM Electric trucks
Volvo Trucks has announced its largest-ever order for electric trucks, with Northern European shipping and logistics company DFDS ordering 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks for delivery between late 2022 and 2023. The large order follows a successful customer trial.
Volvo Trucks reveals specs for the FH, FM and FMX
Volvo Trucks is now revealing the technical details of its three new all-electric truck models FH, FM and FMX, which are already available for purchase. Production of the new electric trucks will start in the second half of 2022, initially with tractor units. The chassis are then to follow at the beginning of 2023.