First electric Volvo trucks delivered

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Volvo Trucks has delivered its first all-electric vehicles. The zero-emission vehicles include a refuse truck and a distribution truck.

The Volvo FL Electric vehicles are part of a pre-series developed in partnership with selected customers. Series production of the FL Electric and the more powerful FE Electric will begin in the second half of 2019, with vehicles intended for European markets.

“Our close collaboration with drivers and customers has enabled us to develop, in a short space of time, electrified transport solutions that meet high requirements in terms of performance, driving distances, cargo handling and vehicle use,” said Roger Alm, president, Volvo Trucks.

The drivers who will operate the electric trucks have had the opportunity to test-drive them prior to delivery, as part of the operator training.

“The drivers were particularly impressed with the responsive driveline, delivering fast and seamless acceleration, and the low noise level,” added Alm.

“We will continue to develop our electrified offering. At the same time, we are steadily reducing the environmental and climate impact of our diesel and gas-powered trucks, primarily through energy-efficient drivelines.”

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