Road Transport Expo 2022: Volvo Trucks out in force at brand-new industry show

Visitors to the inaugural Road Transport Expo will have the opportunity to drive a wide selection of Volvo Trucks’ heavy-duty range, as well as the zero-emission Volvo FL Electric.

The new show – held at NAEC Stoneleigh from 30 June to 2 July – is dedicated to the HGV sector, with specialist product talks, business conference seminars, live demonstrations and Ride & Drive opportunities packed into what promises to be a very busy three days.

As well as having a fleet of vehicles in the Ride & Drive zone, Volvo Trucks will be present within two dedicated display areas at the event.

In the outside display area (Stand OUT47), static exhibits will include Dynes Recovery’s brand-new Volvo FH 540 8x4 recovery truck, a Volvo FL 250 4x2 skip truck belonging to EMS Waste Services, Maritime Transport’s ultra-fuel-efficient Volvo FH 460 with I-Save, as well as Volvo’s flagship FH16 750 demonstrator.

There will also be Volvo Trucks’ hospitality and merchandise trailers, fully stocked with official Volvo merchandise for visitors to purchase.

Inside the Urban Zone in Hall 1 (Stand L5), attendees will be able to get a close look at Fox Group’s new Volvo FE Electric 6x2 rigid – the UK’s first operational battery-powered tipper.

The Volvo FE Electric is plated at 27-tonnes – one tonne more than a standard three-axle rigid – which helps to offset the additional weight of the batteries.

Mounted with Thompsons tipper bodywork, it features a day cab, full air suspension and a hydraulically-steered rear axle for exceptional manoeuvrability and is decked out in a striking new Fox Group livery, highlighting its green credentials.

The powertrain consists of two electric motors and a two-speed gearbox, with power being generated by an electric motor with an output of 400 kW.

If that wasn’t enough, Volvo will also have four trucks available for the Ride & Drive element of the show.

Registered participants will be able to get behind the wheel of the compact and agile Volvo FL Electric 4x2 – ideal for urban distribution.

The powertrain of the battery-powered FL consists of an electric motor and a two-speed gearbox, with power generated by an electric motor with an output of 200 kW and 425 Nm of torque.

Also available at the Ride & Drive zone will be a fuel-efficienct Volvo FH with I-Save 460 6x2 tractor unit; a construction sector favourite - the Volvo FMX 8x4 tipper; as well as a Volvo FM 380 6x2 rigid.

Road Transport Expo 2022: Bookings now open to reserve a 'Ride & Drive' of latest truck models

If you fancy getting behind the wheel of some of the latest trucks on the market, than make sure to book yourself a Ride & Drive experience at next week’s Road Transport Expo (RTX), taking place from 30 June to 2 July at NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

A selection of vehicles from leading manufacturers Fuso, Iveco, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Renault Trucks, Scania, Tevva and Volvo Trucks will be available for supervised demonstration drives on public roads and you can choose whether to drive yourself or ride in the passenger seat.

In addition to the latest Euro-6 diesel trucks on the market, there will also be a range of alternative fuels and technology to try out, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid, CNG and HVO options.

To book a slot to test drive a truck, simply choose your model and preferred time online and a member of our team will get in touch to confirm your reservation.

RTX is a brand-new, three-day industry event packed with everything you need to keep your HGV fleet in tip-top condition.

It combines an exhibition of more than 160 companies, alongside a topical seminar programme, product demonstrations, used truck auction, Drivers’ Day and much more.

And to top it all, it’s completely free to attend… so what are you waiting for? Book your free ticket to attend and we’ll see you there!