Volvo produces electric trucks with longer range

Jul 10 | 2023

Volvo Trucks is introducing new, more powerful batteries for its medium-duty electric trucks, capable of delivering an increased range of up to 450 km and making it possible to electrify even more city transport assignments.

Volvo FL Electric 2 croppedThanks to more powerful batteries in Volvo’s medium-duty truck range, the Volvo FL and Volvo FE Electric, it is now possible to speed up the transition to quieter and cleaner city transport.

Jessica Sandström, SVP Product Management at Volvo Trucks said, “With a range of up to 450 km, our electric trucks are ready to replace our customers’ entire fleet of diesel city trucks. Volvo FL and FE Electric produce minimal emissions and noise which benefits the climate, the driver and everyone that lives and moves about in the city.”

The higher capacity means that fewer batteries are needed for the same power available today. If customers’ assignments require shorter ranges, they can therefore increase their payload by using fewer batteries, with a payload increase of 500kg for every battery not carried.

Jessica continued, “For some customers it’s more important to get extra payload, rather than maximising the range. We work closely with our customers in choosing the best solution.”

Since starting production of fully electric trucks in 2019, Volvo has sold nearly 5,000 electric vehicles in 40 countries around the world. The company’s target is that half of its global truck sales will be electric by 2030.

Photo: Volvo FL Electric.