Trucksters has signed an agreement with Volvo Trucks to acquire two FM Electric tractor units.

The Spanish relay-based freight operator said the decision marked its first moves toward 100% electric and emissions-free long-distance routes across Europe, as well as focusing on reducing sound and vibrations in the cab.

It said the two vehicles are already operating in its fleet and transport services have been carried out for 40 customers, with several routes covered within Barcelona.

Trucksters said drivers can enjoy a reduction in cabin noise of almost 12% on average compared to an average diesel unit and vibrations were significantly reduced because there are no gear changes, pitches or components that make contact.

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Trucksters chief executive Luis Bardají said: “Our vision as a company is to accelerate the electric agenda of long-distance transport.

“That’s why teaming up with Volvo Trucks, the world’s leading manufacturer and a key player in this paradigm shift, represents a huge leap forward.

“Both companies share goals in the global zero impact strategy and are also committed to making real improvements in the lives of drivers.”

Giovanni Bruno, GM Volvo Trucks, said: “We are proud to contribute to the advancement of sustainable mobility by delivering two of our innovative 100% electric trucks, marking a new milestone on the road to a cleaner and more efficient future in freight transport.

“This operation is a true reflection of the progress we have made in the freight transport sector, demonstrating that productivity, performance and sustainability can go hand in hand.”