The Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric trucks have been developed for distribution, refuse handling and other urban transport applications. Jonas Odermalm, VP Product Line Electromobility, said: “Global urbanisation requires urban logistics and truck transport with zero emissions and less noise with increasing urgency. With the Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric, we are able to meet both the strong environmental demands as well as the high commercial requirements of our customers.”
With this goal, the Swedish company had the challenge of maximising the payload at the same time as optimising the driving range. The Volvo FL Electric has a capacity for a GVW (gross vehicle weight) of 16 tonnes, while the GVW of the Volvo FE Electric is 27 tonnes. “Volvo Trucks’ solutions will be based on individual business needs that consider several parameters, such as driving cycles, load capacity and route analysis, to use the battery capacity in the most efficient way possible,” continues Jonas Odermalm.