Sales for Volvo’s heavy-duty electric trucks have started, officially opening its order system.
Volvo Trucks has officially opened their order system for its heavy-duty electric car range: the Volvo FH, Volvo FM, and Volvo FMX. The company said that the serial production would start in Autumn (around September) and gradually ramp up.
Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, said in a statement: “This is a milestone for Volvo Trucks. There is a lot of interest from customers to place orders for these fantastic trucks. Until now, we have mainly offered customers and partners to sign letters of intent to buy, but now we start to sign firm orders, which is a major step forward for electrification,”
The electric trucks will be produced in the CO2 neutral Tuve plant in Gothenburg to start with, the company said.
Volvo Trucks has already taken orders last 2021, including letters of intent to buy more than 1,100 electric trucks in over 20 countries.
“It´s clearly becoming a competitive advantage to be able to offer silent, zero exhaust emission transport solutions,” Roger Alm commented.
They had already started serial production for their medium-heavy trucks, Volvo FE, Volvo FL and Volvo VNR.
Currently, Volvo Trucks is the market leader in Europe for heavy electric trucks. It has a market share of 42% in 2021 and has a leading position in North America.