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Volvo to Sell Fully Electric Trucks in Europe Next Year 

| September 19, 2018

Volvo FL Electric

In 2019, Volvo Trucks will start selling fully commercial electrically-powered trucks for city distribution and refuse transport operations in Europe. 

The Volvo FL and FE Electric, introduced earlier this year, create brand new opportunities for cleaner and quieter urban traffic. Since they have no tail-pipe exhaust emissions, they are very suitable for indoor terminals or transport within urban low-emission zones.

The absence of noise, vibration and exhaust emissions, combined with the top driveability, also greatly improves the driver’s working environment.

“Electromobility is in line with our long-term commitment to sustainable urban development and zero emissions,” says Claes Nilsson. “It opens the door to new forms of co-operation with cities having a target to improve air quality, reduce traffic noise, and cut congestion during peak hours since commercial operations can instead be carried out quietly and without tail-pipe exhaust emissions early in the morning or late at night.”

Volvo FL and Volvo FE Electric are available in GVW from 16 to 27 tonnes and with a driving range up to 300 km. The technology is based on the solutions used in Volvo electrified buses, with more than 4 000 units sold already.

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