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As the world’s first truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo is now introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks. The steel is produced by the Swedish steel company SSAB and the heavy-duty electric Volvo trucks will be the first to include it.
In several independent tests performed by German trucker magazines, the Volvo FH with I-Save was the fuel economy winner when looking at the combination of diesel and AdBlue consumption, even though the tested truck lacked Volvo’s very latest fuel efficiency updates.
Volvo Trucks is opening its very first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks.
Volvo Trucks and Deutsche Post DHL Group have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the shift to zero exhaust emission vehicles. DHL intends to intensify its transition to heavy electric trucks by deploying a total of 44 new electric Volvo trucks on routes in Europe.
Volvo Trucks’ intelligent and automated I-Shift gearbox is now faster than ever. The quicker response provides improved driveability and smoothness to the driving of both diesel and electric heavy-duty trucks.
Sales of Volvo Trucks’ heavy-duty electric truck range now ramp up with the official opening of the order system.
Volvo Trucks in North America has won an order for 110 Volvo VNR Electric trucks from the global logistics company Maersk. The deal adds to a previous order of 16 vehicles of the same model and marks the single largest commercial order to date for Volvo’s electric trucks.
New statistics show that Volvo Trucks is the market leader for heavy all-electric trucks in Europe with a market share of 42%. In 2021 the company took orders, including letters of intent to buy, for more than 1,100 electric trucks worldwide.
New refinements are being added to Volvo Trucks’ I-Save concept which are designed to lower fuel consumption and give substantial savings in CO2 emissions, while simultaneously improving drivability for a more enjoyable ride. I-Save covers optimizations of the engine technology, the control software and measures to reduce air resistance, all to achieve one shared purpose – increasing energy efficiency as much as possible.
Volvo Trucks is addressing the urgency to fast-forward the transformation to electric transports by arranging a global on-line event. The aim is to show how to go electric and inspire transport companies to get started.
Volvo Trucks has received an order for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks from DFDS, Northern Europe's largest shipping and logistics company. The deal is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks, and one of the largest ever for heavy electric trucks worldwide.
Many of us have experienced it - the battery in the phone loses power when the blistering cold sets in. To avoid the same fate, Volvo Trucks has tested it´s electric trucks in extremely cold weather close to the Arctic Circle. The result? A feature to maintain battery performance, even when the temperature is far below zero.
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.
Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift intelligent automated manual transmission (AMT) innovation continues to be an important milestone in the industry, thanks to its positive impact on fuel consumption, vehicle performance, safety and driver comfort. By the end of 2020, more than one million Volvo Trucks around the world have been sold with I-Shift. And as we celebrate 20 years since its launch, this breakthrough powertrain technology is still being developed for future gains.
Volvo Trucks’ new generation of heavy-duty trucks – the Volvo FH, FH16, FM and FMX – are now entering serial production in Volvo’s manufacturing plants in Sweden, Belgium and Russia.
Volvo Trucks has just signed a landmark agreement with Brønnøy Kalk AS in Norway to provide its first commercial autonomous solution transporting limestone from an open pit mine to a nearby port.
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