Written by Kfir Kedem - November 11, 2020
Edited by Asaf Kedem
Electric trucks are becoming an increasingly relevant topic. The discussions include battery vs. hydrogen debates, and plenty of electric truck drivetrain developments. With Daimler recently releasing an impressive heavy-duty electric truck, what are the other major truck manufacturers in Europe doing to keep up?
Volvo Trucks have just announced that they will be launching a completely electric range of heavy-duty trucks. These trucks will be battery powered and will have a driving range of up to 300km. The trucks will be able to hold up to 44 tonnes and target the regional transport and urban construction sectors. For those familiar with Volo’s current line of trucks, the trucks that will be electrified are the FH, FM, and FMX.
Volvo will be starting the sales of these trucks in 2021 and their production in 2022.
Auto Trendy’s take:
It’s thrilling to see the business rivalry between Volvo and Daimler. With both competing for the most market share, it’s great to see innovative efforts being made from both sides. Volvo’s trucks are already reliable vehicles that distributors love. With the market changing to electrified drivetrains, it will be fascinating to see which major truck manufacturer is able to build the best vehicle, and if the electrification trend will have any major influences on the market share that they all actively compete for.