Aug 26, 2022 - 11:43 am
Volvo Trucks completes LIGHTS project in the USA
Volvo Trucks North America has announced the culmination of the Volvo LIGHTS project – a three-year project that brought together 14 public and private partners to design and implement a blueprint for the robust support ecosystem necessary to deploy battery-electric trucks and equipment at scale.
Jul 17, 2022 - 04:07 pm
Volvo Trucks targets Californian charging corridor
In the USA, Volvo Trucks North America is working with partners in California to build a publicly accessible charging corridor for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Construction is to begin this year and be completed by the end of 2023.
Jun 21, 2022 - 01:47 pm
Volvo Trucks presents FC truck with 1,000 km range
Volvo Trucks has presented an electric long-haul truck that is supposed to have a range of up to 1,000 kilometres with a hydrogen fuel cell. The Swedish company is not yet sure when such a vehicle could go into series production – but the first test vehicles are already on the road.
Jun 21, 2022 - 12:30 pm
Rosenbauer presents electric rescue vehicle lineup
The Austrian fire brigade supplier Rosenbauer presented a complete range of electric emergency vehicles at the Interschutz trade fair. This includes the AT Electric based on an EV chassis from Volvo Trucks, but also an airport fire engine with an electrified Rosenbauer chassis and a turntable ladder.
May 17, 2022 - 03:01 pm
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.
May 13, 2022 - 04:38 pm
NFI orders 60 Volvo VNR Electric trucks
Volvo Trucks North America has received an order from NFI Industries for 60 heavy-duty electric trucks. NFI bought the latest generation of the VNR Electric and will deploy the new zero-emission vehicles in Ontario, California, starting this year.
May 12, 2022 - 03:23 pm
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”.
May 6, 2022 - 01:46 pm
Volvo Trucks and Bucher Municipal build electric trucks for sewer cleaning
Volvo Trucks is cooperating with Bucher Municipal to develop an all-electric truck based on the Volvo FL Electric specifically for sewer cleaning. Bucher Municipal, a supplier of vehicles and equipment for cleaning and clearing operations, plans to deliver up to 80 all-electric sewer cleaning trucks to European cities by the end of 2023.
May 2, 2022 - 12:16 pm
Volvo Trucks opens books for full range of heavy electric trucks
Volvo Trucks has now officially opened the ordering system for its range of heavy electric trucks, the FH, FM and FMX. Until now, Volvo Trucks had mainly offered customers and partners to sign letters of intent to buy, but now the manufacturer is starting to take firm orders.
Mar 30, 2022 - 09:50 pm
Volvo Trucks equips UK dealerships with chargers
Volvo Trucks has partnered with Swarco Smart Charging and Clarke EV to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure at 27 of its wholly-owned dealerships in the UK. The charging infrastructure project is part of a million-pound investment to support the move to an electric courtesy car fleet.
Mar 30, 2022 - 06:20 pm
Performance Team orders 110 Volvo VNR Electric
Logistics company Maersk has ordered 110 Volvo VNR Electric trucks from Volvo Trucks in North America. The order complements an earlier order and marks the largest single commercial order for Volvo’s electric trucks to date.
Mar 23, 2022 - 10:24 am
Volvo Trucks to supply 50 e-trucks to WattEV
Volvo Trucks North America has received an order for 50 electric trucks from WattEV. Watt EV will provide the 50 all-electric VNR Electric heavy-duty trucks to carriers in California as part of a Truck-as-a-Service (TaaS) model.
Feb 14, 2022 - 12:25 pm
Unicon & Volvo Trucks collaborate on electric concrete mixers
The Danish concrete manufacturer Unicon has ordered eleven Volvo FM Electric trucks from Volvo Trucks, which will be converted into concrete mixers and used in Denmark. In the future, the two companies aim to develop customised electric truck solutions for the concrete industry.
Jan 14, 2022 - 03:15 pm
Volvo Trucks presents new model generation for the USA
Volvo Trucks North America has unveiled the next generation of its VNR Electric all-electric heavy-duty truck with longer range and shorter charging times. Production of the upgraded model is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2022. Orders are available now.
Jan 2, 2022 - 08:33 pm
Ferronordic orders 32 electric trucks
Ferronordic, a service and distribution company in the construction equipment and truck sectors, has placed its first order for electric trucks in Germany. The order includes 21 Renault Trucks D Z.E and D Wide Z.E and eleven Volvo FL and Volvo FE Electric, making a total of 32 all-electric trucks.
Dec 21, 2021 - 12:04 pm
Mack Trucks starts production of heavy electric trucks
The US commercial vehicle manufacturer Mack Trucks, part of the Volvo Group, has started series production of its first all-electric heavy-duty truck at its plant in Macungie, Pennsylvania. The first orders have been placed since June.
Dec 16, 2021 - 03:33 pm
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.
Nov 1, 2021 - 03:25 pm
Basel orders 4 electric fire trucks from Rosenbauer
The fire brigade of the canton of Basel-city has ordered four all-electric fire fighting vehicles of the RT model series from Rosenbauer. This is the first fleet order for the electric vehicle. Independently of this, Rosenbauer announces that it will now also present the first aerial ladder with an electric drive system.
Oct 6, 2021 - 12:50 pm
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.
Sep 1, 2021 - 01:41 pm
16 electric Volvo Trucks for USA Performance Team
Volvo Trucks has just announced its largest-ever order for electric trucks in North America. Warehousing and distribution company Performance Team has placed an order for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks.
Aug 19, 2021 - 03:12 pm
Volvo Trucks delivers electric trucks to US companies
Volvo Trucks North America has delivered the first of five all-electric VNR Electric heavy-duty trucks to New York City-based beer and beverage distributor Manhattan Beer Distributors. This will use the electric trucks to serve customers throughout New York City, Long Island and surrounding areas.
Jul 5, 2021 - 10:57 am
Daimler, Traton & Volvo plan truck charging network
The three commercial vehicle manufacturers Daimler Truck, Traton and Volvo Group have signed a memorandum of understanding on the development and operation of a public high-performance charging network for battery-electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches in Europe.
Jun 30, 2021 - 04:21 pm
New York orders Mack Trucks’ e-refuse trucks
Volvo Group’s subsidiary Mack Trucks has announced that the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) plans to purchase seven Mack LR Electric refuse models that are to operate in each of the city’s boroughs.
Jun 29, 2021 - 11:40 am
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.
Jun 8, 2021 - 02:40 pm
DFDS receives electric truck to supply Volvo factory
Northern European shipping and logistics company DFDS and Volvo Trucks are cooperating to electrify heavy truck transport. As a first step, DFDS will operate a fully electric truck to deliver parts to the Volvo truck factory near Gothenburg.
Jun 3, 2021 - 11:30 am
IPCEI to fund 12 European hydrogen mobility projects
The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology (BMWI) and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (BMVI) have selected 62 major projects to receive government funding as part of a joint European hydrogen project (Hydrogen IPCEI). The BMVI is funding twelve projects in the mobility sector.