Watch Out Tesla Semi, Volvo Trucks Adds Three New Models

Volvo Trucks (not related to the Volvo Cars company) has announced full electrification of its lineup in 2020 and next year intends to introduce three new EV models (total six).

The first two Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric for urban transport have been in serial production in Europe since 2019. In North America, the company offers the Volvo VNR Electric since December 2020.

In the second half of 2022, the company will start series production of three additional trucks in Europe:

  • Volvo FH Electric
  • Volvo FM Electric
  • Volvo FMX Electric

“With the sales start of the new electric Volvo FH and Volvo FM models, electrified transport is now possible not only for urban areas but also for regional traffic between cities. In addition, the new electric Volvo FMX model is creating new ways to make construction transport operations both quieter and cleaner.”

The Volvo FM Electric already noted a quite significant order of 100 units, while in the U.S. the VNR’s biggest deal is for 16 units.

The Volvo FH Electric is currently tested in the real world conditions by DHL Freight in Sweden.

Gallery: Volvo FH Electric

Gallery: Volvo FM Electric

Gallery: Volvo FMX Electric

Gallery: Volvo FE Electric

Volvo FL Electric

Small electric truck for door-to-door deliveries.

Volvo FL Electric specs:

  • Range: Up to 300 km (186 miles)
  • Battery capacity: 200-395 kWh, 3 to 6 batteries
  • Gross Combination Weight: Up to 16.7 tonnes
  • Axle Configurations:
    Rigid: 4×2
    All axles are air suspended
  • Cab: Day cab, short sleeper cab
  • Driveline: single electric motor, combined with a 2-speed gearbox
  • Performance: Up to 135 kW (183 hp) continuous power
  • Charging time (full charge​):
    11 h with AC (22 kW) three-phase
    2 h with DC (150 kW)

Gallery: Volvo FL Electric

Volvo VNR Electric

Volvo VNR Electric specs:

  • range of up to 150 miles (240 km) depending on configuration
  • Three configuarations:
    Straight truck – up to 150 miles, a gross vehicle weight rating of 33,200 lbs
    4×2 tractor – up to 120 miles, can carry a GCVW of up to 66,000 lbs
    6×2 tractor- up to 120 miles, can carry a GCVW of up to 82,000 lbs
  • 264 kWh battery
  • top speed of 65 mph (105 km/h)
  • system output of 455 hp with up to 4,051 lb/ft torque
    dual-motor drivetrain with two-speed I-Shift automated transmission
  • fast charging (80%) in 70 minutes using 150 kW DC charger

Gallery: Volvo VNR Electric


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