Volvo Trucks has revealed revamped electric versions of its medium-duty FL and FE models which offer a driving range of up to 450km, a 50% shorter charging time and new active safety features.
The new FL and FE models, which are designed for urban distribution, refuse handling and urban construction, can be ordered now with customer deliveries starting in the first half of 2024.
The upgrade has almost doubled the AC charging capacity of the battery-electric medium-duty trucks to 43 kW, cutting the time needed to charge the battery by approximately 50%. They also offer recently updated battery packs, delivering up to 450km in total range from one charge.
The revamped models also come with a new design with a revamped front end, distinct LED headlights and a boosted iron mark as well as the Volvo wordmark in the front.
In addition, there are a range of new safety features, which Volvo Trucks said exceeds the General Safety Regulations that come into effect in 2024. Safety system additions including Vulnerable Road User Detection, Side Collision Avoidance Support and Driver Alert Support.
Other additions to the new models include slimmer exterior mirrors to give the driver better direct vision of the vehicle’s surroundings, new LED interior lights and a lockable interior storage space, the option of a 360˚ bird’s-eye view camera solution and/or a side-view camera and a new key fob with new user-friendly functions.
The electric version also has a new electric power take off interface which allows bodybuilding without an electric-mechanical motor, simplifying bodybuilding and saving weight.
Safety system additions including Vulnerable Road User Detection, Side Collision Avoidance Support and Driver Alert Support.
Jessica Sandström, Volvo Trucks head of product management, said: “Volvo Trucks has a market-leading offer of electric trucks – and we are constantly improving them to enable more businesses to take the step to zero-emission vehicles for their daily operations.The upgraded Volvo FL and FE models are ideal work tools for businesses with sustainability high up on their agendas, offering a wide range of applications for their customers.”