Volvo Trucks has expanded its range of vehicles and launched electric rigid versions of its Volvo FH, FM and FMX models.

The OEM said the new heavy rigid trucks can be designed to carry electric superstructures for a range of transport assignments, including goods distribution, refuse collection and construction work.

Roger Alm, Volvo Trucks president, said: “With these new electric trucks, we are making it easier than ever for even more customers to go electric, and for cities to shift to zero-emission vehicles for virtually all transport flows.

“Our customers can have these trucks custom-built for their specific operation, to cut emissions while getting the same functionality as the diesel truck they are using today.”

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Alm added that customers can specify the battery capacity they require so that the vehicles do not carry more batteries than needed and payload can increase.

“In short, we have the optimal and most cost-efficient electric transport solution, no matter what the task is,” he added.

Production will begin in the first quarter of 2023.

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