Volvo, one of the largest truck and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer of the world stated on a recent interview that they would shift the focus of their base production to electric, in simple terms, they are “electrifying” their process of truck production.
A large group of people are in support of the following decision UN and other Governments world-wide welcome and appreciate electric vehicles. In short Electric Automobile is the future considering the current global warming situations and also the amount of Crude Oil left underground.
“By rapidly increasing the number of heavy-duty electric trucks, we want to help our customers and transport buyers to achieve their ambitious sustainability goals. We’re determined to continue driving our industry towards a sustainable future,” says Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks.
Volvo Trucks are now testing the electric heavy-duty Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks, which will be used for regional transport and urban construction work in Europe. Volvo Trucks can have gross combination weight up to 44 tonnes.
Depending on the battery configuration the range could be up to 300 km. Beyond that, Volvo is planning to begin the sales by next year and volume production by the start of 2022.
Therefore, 2021 onwards Volvo Trucks can sell a complete range of battery-electric trucks in Europe for distribution, refuse, regional transport and urban construction operations.
In fact, Volvo had already started building electric trucks since 2019, the Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric. The main aim of these trucks was city distribution. In North America, sales of the Volvo VNR Electric, a truck for regional transport, will most likely start by December 3, 2020.
We have noticed that each and every major or regional automobile manufacturer, all of them have made gradually shift from fossil fuels to electric. Currently, there are small problems like less number of electric refuel station etc. But we are positive that soon all these problems will be solved.