Volvo adds rigid versions of FH, FM and FMX to electric range

Volvo Trucks has increased its range of electric truck models, launching electric rigid versions of its Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX models.

“With these new electric trucks, we are making it easier than ever for even more customers to go electric, and for cities to shift to zero-emission vehicles for virtually all transport flows. Our customers can have these trucks custom-built for their specific operation, to cut emissions while getting the same functionality as the diesel truck they are using today,” explained Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks.

The new rigid trucks will enable operators to expand the use of electric trucks into more sectors including goods distribution, refuse collection and construction work thanks to the multiple battery, cab and chassis options now available.

The vehicles will have a battery capacity of between 180kWh and 540 kWh making them usable in wide range of potential operations.

“These trucks can handle all kinds of transport jobs, from lighter to heavy loads. Customers can choose the exact battery capacity they need for their assignments, and by not carrying more batteries onboard than needed, the payload can increase,” added Alm.

The new vehicles are already on sale with production due to begin in the first quarter of 2023.

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