Volvo Trucks has made an announcement that the orders system for its heavy-duty electric truck range is now officially open. Models like the Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX comprise the heavy-duty range.
Serial production of the heavy-duty range will start in the autumn and gradually ramp up.
The electric trucks will be produced in the CO2-neutral Tuve plant in Gothenburg to start with.
In 2021, Volvo Trucks took orders, including letters of intent to buy, for more than 1100 electric trucks in over 20 countries.
For example, just at the end of this March, Volvo Trucks North America division had announced a record order for 110 VNR Electric from global logistics company MAERSK.
On the other hand, the electric versions of Volvo’s medium-duty trucks Volvo FE, Volvo FL and Volvo VNR are already in serial production.
Volvo Trucks is the market leader in Europe for heavy electric trucks with a market share of 42% in 2021. Norway, Sweden and Germany are currently the largest markets for the company’s electric trucks in Europe.
The company also has a leading position in North America.
This is a milestone for Volvo Trucks. There is a lot of interest from customers to place orders for these fantastic trucks. Until now we have mainly offered customers and partners to sign letters of intent to buy, but now we start to sign firm orders, which is a major step forward for electrification– Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.
Meanwhile, tractor models of the Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX Electric are available for sale now. Whereas, the rigid versions will be available for sale in the fourth quarter of 2022