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Volvo Trucks introduced the Volvo FE Electric 6x2R for urban mobility at the exhibition on September 14–15, 2023 in Hong Kong, with the aim of focusing on the relationship between emerging sectors and renewable energy.
Time to celebrate! Today it’s 30 years since Volvo Trucks introduced the Volvo FH, the company’s most sold truck ever. From its start, Volvo’s flagship model has been characterized by its distinctive exterior and interior design, superb driver comfort and technically advanced efficiency and safety solutions.
Volvo Trucks and DSV Air & Sea have signed an MoU to accelerate the shift to zero exhaust emission vehicles in Singapore. The Volvo FL electric would largely be used for urban transportation.
Volvo Trucks is pleased to announce the first delivery of an electric truck in Taiwan to WRC PACIFIC, LTD (WRCP). The delivery took place at Taikoo Kaohsiung Flagship Service Center, belonging to national dealer Taikoo Commercial Vehicles. WRCP becomes the proud owner of a Volvo FE electric truck, demonstrating its firm commitment to green transportation and recognizing the leadership of Volvo Trucks in electric trucks and Taikoo in the supply of commercial vehicles. WRCP, Volvo Trucks and Taikoo Commercial Vehicles are joining forces in Taiwan to move towards a zero-emissions future.
Volvo Trucks has delivered an electric truck for heavy transport to a haulier in Gothenburg, Sweden. The truck can handle a total weight of 74 tonnes.
Volvo Trucks is now 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.
Aiming to increase the safety of cyclists and pedestrians, and also facilitate the drivers’ work, Volvo Trucks is now introducing a range of new safety systems for its vehicles.
Volvo Trucks has signed a letter of intent to sell 1,000 electric trucks between now and 2030 to Holcim, one of the world’s largest building solution providers. The deal is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks, and the first 130 trucks will be delivered in 2023 and 2024.
STOP, LOOK, WAVE! It’s a simple message, but one that can save lives. And it’s also the theme of Volvo Trucks’ new music video, launched during UN Global Road Safety Week 2023. The aim is to reach out to schoolchildren worldwide to instil the importance of safe behavior, as well as heightening awareness of heavy vehicles in traffic.
Building on its long heritage of safety innovations, Volvo Group is the first truck manufacturer to launch an Augmented Reality (AR) safety app for electric trucks, designed specifically to support first responders in an emergency. The app is developed to deliver instant, valuable information from the electric truck to the emergency services team arriving on the scene to guide them in real-time and ensure safe rescue conditions.
Volvo Trucks leads the market for heavy electric trucks after the first quarter of 2023, both in Europe and in North America. In total, the Swedish truck manufacturer has sold almost 5,000 electric trucks in about 40 countries. Now, its electric product range is being made available in new markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Emitting only water vapor, hydrogen-powered fuel cell trucks will be an important part of Volvo Trucks’ zero exhaust emission product portfolio. Now, the vehicles have passed an important milestone – namely, being test-driven on public roads.
Volvo Trucks and mining company Boliden now joining forces to implement electric truck transport in underground environments.
Volvo Trucks has developed a line of heavy electric trucks which are customized for the construction industry. By using electric trucks, companies can now meet the increasing demand for vehicles with lower noise levels and zero exhaust emissions at and around urban construction sites.
Last year, the number of heavy electric trucks on the roads in Europe and the United States grew faster than ever before. Volvo Trucks have now sold more than 4 300 electric trucks globally in more than 38 countries. In Europe, Volvo Trucks is the market leader with a 32% share of the market for heavy electric trucks, and in North America, nearly half of all heavy electric trucks registered in 2022 were Volvo trucks.
Singapore, February 22nd, 2023 – Volvo Trucks, a global leader in transport solutions, has taken a significant step towards expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific region by appointing T&C Trucks as its authorized Distributor in Vietnam. This marks the first introduction of a European truck brand in the country. The signing ceremony was held today in Singapore.
To improve safety, Volvo Trucks has developed an acoustic alert system with unique sounds for its electric truck models. The Volvo designed alert will increase safety by making pedestrians, cyclists and other road users aware of approaching trucks, which would otherwise be nearly silent. At the same time, the sounds are designed to be pleasant and unobtrusive, both for the driver and others close by.
Volvo Trucks’ new generation of heavy duty trucks – the Volvo FH, FH16, FM and FMX – are now available in Singapore. These four new trucks have a strong focus on the driver environment, safety and productivity. With this new range, Volvo Trucks Singapore aim to be their customers’ best business partner by making them even more competitive and help them attract the best drivers in an increasingly tough market.
Truck buyers in Europe can now purchase their used Volvo trucks using one single website, www.VolvoSelected.com, which is operated by Volvo Trucks. The vehicles can be delivered around the world. Along with the trucks, driveline coverage, service contracts as well as flexible financing solutions are available.
With the sales start this year of three new heavy-duty all-electric models, Volvo Trucks believes the time is right for a rapid upswing in electrification of heavy road transport. This positive outlook is based on the ability of Volvo’s electric trucks to meet a broad variety of transport needs. In the EU for example, almost half of all truck transports could be electrified in the near future.