Volvo partners to electrify sewer cleaner trucks

The truck company is now turning to sewer cleaners and street sweepers, combining with a European company to electrify more vehicles.

Volvo partners to electrify sewer cleaner trucks
Volvo is combining with Bucher Municipal in Europe for zero emission sewer trucks

In another step towards the company’s electrification of its fleet, Volvo will partner with Bucher Municipal to electrify sewer cleaner trucks in cities around Europe.

The generated demand for fully electric trucks means Bucher Municipal, a leading supplier of municipal vehicles like street sweepers and sewer cleaning trucks, is collaborating with Volvo Trucks to develop an all-electric sewer cleaner built on the Volvo FL Electric truck.

Bucher Municipal says it’s expecting up to 80 sewer trucks or 50 per cent of its vehicles will be zero exhaust emission trucks from Volvo by the end of 2023.

"We have optimised the technology from our successful city sewer solution to meet the special requirements for working in urban zones, where regulations regarding carbon dioxide and diesel emissions have been tightened," says Bucher Municipal Denmark CEO Per Lovring.

"Electrification of vehicles like ours can be demanding, but Volvo Trucks has proven during many years that they can successfully provide highly reliable and well-documented battery solutions for buses, trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles.


"Our partnership with Volvo Trucks is a win-win solution."

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Volvo Trucks is intending to make electric models account for half of its truck sales by 2030, as it is already a market leader for heavy all-electric trucks in Europe in 2021 with a market share of 42 per cent.

"With this agreement with Bucher Municipal, we are taking a step towards electrifying one of the most complicated and demanding tasks in our urban environments," Volvo Trucks president Roger Alm says.

"We are proud to have Bucher Municipal as a strategic partner and we expect the collaboration to bring new insights that contribute to our goal of electrifying all types of applications."

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