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World News: Volvo Receives Record Order For Electric Trucks

Modified On Dec 07, 2022 09:12 PMBy Trucksdekho Editorial Team

Australian express freight company, Team Global Express, has placed an order for 36 Volvo electric trucks

The electrification of the automobile is rapidly progressing in personal and commercial vehicles as the world looks to move towards sustainable transportation. While passenger cars and last-mile vehicles are at the forefront of faster adoption of EVs, trucks are also getting ready to move to greener fuel. Globally, top truck brands have introduced light and heavy-duty trucks with an electric powertrain and demonstrated the real-life use case scenario. 

Customers like fleet operators and government agencies looking for alternative fuel trucks to move towards sustainable transportation are willing to invest in the early full battery-operated truck to test the new technologies.

Volvo Trucks is the only global truck manufacturer with a full range of electric trucks in series production already today. The company's target is that half of its global total sales of new trucks will be electric by 2030.

The company has announced a significant order from Australian express freight company, Team Global Express, which has placed an order for 36 Volvo electric trucks. This is Volvo’s largest electric truck order to date in Australia and the trucks are expected to run on the streets of Sydney during the first quarter of 2023.

Volvo FL. trucks are designed for urban distribution and have a load capacity of 5,5 tonnes in this application. These trucks will become a part of Team Global Express Sydney's metropolitan pick-up and delivery fleet.

The Volvo FL can operate at a total weight of 16 tonnes and is equipped with four 66 kWh battery packs for increased range and improved charging performance. The truck utilizes a 600-volt single-motor electric drive system and a 2-speed automated transmission.

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