Volvo Trucks has taken the covers off its first-ever electric truck – the Volvo FL Electric.
Unveiled early this morning, the all-electric truck will be aimed at urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications, according to the Swedish manufacturer.
Will the FL Electric be available in Australia? Volvo Trucks say they can’t give an exact sales start date, the local operation also promising that they won’t launch anything until it’s been extensively tested and validated in Australia.
As always, we will keep you updated as further info comes to hand.
Set to enter series production next year, the first sales of the FL will kick-off in Europe not long after.
Volvo Trucks FL Electric Key Data:
- 185kW electric motor
- 425Nm maximum torque
- 16kNm max torque – rear axle
- Two speed transmission
- GVM of 16 tonnes
- Electric drive range up to 300 kilometres
- Fast charge in 1-2 hours (DC) or 10 hours (AC)
“We’re immensely proud to present the first in a range of fully electrically-powered Volvo trucks ready for regular traffic.” – Claes Nilsson, President Volvo Trucks.
The Volvo FL Electric shares many of the same underpinnings as the Volvo electric buses that are already at work in many cities across the globe.
We will bring you more details on the Volvo FL Electric and all the other latest Volvo Trucks News here at heavyvehicles.com.au.