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Volvo unveils updated electric trucks for zero-emission cities

Volvo has updated its medium-duty electric trucks for the urban environment, enabling safe zero-emission city transport and logistics.

As cities introduce clean city zones and companies step up their sustainability ambitions, Volvo Trucks presented its updated electric medium-duty trucks,  the Volvo FL and FE, to meet those demands.

The electric trucks have been on the market since 2019 and are sold in multiple markets across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.

The AC charging capacity of the battery-electric medium-duty trucks has been almost doubled to 43 kW, cutting the time needed to charge the battery by approximately 50 per cent. They also offer recently updated battery packs, delivering up to 450km in total range from one charge.

“Volvo Trucks has a market-leading offer of electric trucks – and we are constantly improving them to enable more businesses to take the step to zero-emission vehicles for their daily operations,” said Jessica Sandström, Head of Product Management at Volvo Trucks. “The upgraded Volvo FL and FE models are ideal work tools for businesses with sustainability high up on their agendas, offering a wide range of applications for their customers.”

A range of new features will increase safety both for the driver and for other road users and these safety upgrades mean that the Volvo FL and FE models exceed the General Safety Regulations coming into effect in 2024. The new FL and FE models also come with a new appealing design with a revamped front end, distinct LED headlights and a boosted iron mark as well as the Volvo wordmark in the front.

The new Volvo FL and FE models can be ordered now with customer deliveries starting in the first half of 2024.

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