Volvo Vans delivered its first all-electric autos on 19 February: a refuse truck to waste and recycling firm Renova, and a distribution truck to the logistics firm DB Schenker and associate haulier TGM, working in Sweden.
The Volvo FL Electrical, Volvo’s first all-electric automobile, is developed for distribution, refuse dealing with and different city transport purposes.
The Volvo FL Electrical vans are a part of a pre-series developed in collaboration with chosen prospects. Sequence manufacturing of the Volvo FL Electrical (earlier submit) and its highly effective sibling, the Volvo FE Electrical (earlier submit), will begin with a restricted variety of vans for the European markets within the second half of 2019.
The absence of motor noise and exhaust emissions contributes to raised working circumstances for the drivers and a quieter, cleaner city surroundings.
The drivers who will function the electrical vans have had the chance to test-drive them previous to supply, as a part of the operator coaching.
We’ll proceed to develop our electrified providing. On the identical time, we’re steadily decreasing the environmental and local weather impression of our diesel and gasoline powered vans, primarily by means of energy-efficient drivelines.—Roger Alm, President Volvo Vans
In December 2018, Volvo Vans introduced that its upgraded D11 and D13 diesel engines for Volvo FH, FM and FMX meet the brand new Euro 6 Step D regulation and comprise various enhancements that allow transport operators to scale back gas prices.
The Volvo FL Electrical and Volvo FE Electrical vans are developed for distribution, refuse dealing with and different city transport purposes. The Volvo FL Electrical has capability for a GVW (gross automobile weight) of 16 tonnes, whereas the Volvo FE Electrical has capability for a GVW of 27 tonnes.