Volvo Trucks has announced that it will introduce a new line of electric trucks next year in Europe. Although the new Volvo electric trucks won’t arrive until next year, the company says that it will start testing them with real customers later this year.
“Electromobility is fully in line with Volvo Trucks long term commitment for sustainable urban development and zero emissions”, says Claes Nilsson, President Volvo Trucks.
Volvo hasn’t revealed its new electric trucks and it hasn’t even revealed any specs.
“By using electrically powered and quieter trucks for goods transport in urban areas, we meet several challenges simultaneously. Without disturbing noise and exhaust gases, it will be possible to operate in more sensitive city centers. Transport may also take place throughout less busy periods, for example in late evening and at night. This will reduce the burden on the roads during daytime rush-hour traffic, allowing both the road network and vehicles to be utilized far more effectively than today”, says Claes Nilsson.
Volvo also hasn’t announced if any other markets outside of Europe will have access to its new electric trucks.
“We believe in full electrification for urban distribution as a first step. However we are working with electrification for other transport applications. This is only the beginning”, concludes Claes Nilsson.
Source: Volvo Trucks