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Volvo launches first ever electric-only truck

The new global release makes Volvo truck history as the brand continues focusing on electric

Global heavy vehicle manufacturer Volvo has announced it has introduced its first truck model ever that has been developed with only an electric drive.

The FM Low Entry has been announced by Volvo as a new way of optimising cleaner and safer city transport.

The latest addition to Volvo’s electric truck program is a heavy-duty truck specifically developed to handle a wide variety of transport work in city areas.

It’s Volvo’s first truck to be available with only an electric drive.

“This zero-emission truck is a great addition to our electric range, perfectly suited for city transports and designed with the driver in mind,” Volvo Trucks president Roger Alm says.

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“It’s powerful, yet smooth to drive and easy to manoeuvre. The new Volvo FM Low Entry is perfectly in line with our ambitions to expand our electric offer, enabling even more customers to reduce their carbon emissions.”

Volvo says the FM Low Entry is versatile and can be adapted to meet certain operations, including waste management, distribution and construction.

Based on the well-known FM model, the can has been lowered and moved forward, creating a low instep and flat floor that makes it easy to enter and exit the truck.

Volvo says the FM Low Entry will initially be sold in Europe, including Turkey, and South Korea. Sales will start in the first quarter of this year, while production begins in the second quarter.

This latest release means Volvo now has eight electric truck models in its range after becoming the first global manufacturer to start heavy electric truck series production in 2019.

By 2030, Volvo wants to have 50 per cent of its global sales of new trucks be electric.

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