Volvo has begun Swedish deliveries of both its first all-electric waste and recycling truck as well as its first heavy delivery vehicle.
Working with selected customers in Sweden and Germany, the Volvo FL and FE Electrics, will continue road testing under full-time working conditions prior to a larger European rollout commencing this Summer.
A North American version arrives in California later this year with sales commencing in 2020.
“Our close collaboration with drivers and customers has enabled us to develop, in a short space of time, electrified transport solutions that meet high requirements in terms of performance, driving distances, cargo handling and vehicle use,” said Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks.
“The drivers were particularly impressed with the responsive driveline, delivering fast and seamless acceleration, and the low noise level,” Alm said.