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The Many Benefits of Electrification!
For Volvo, the advantages of electrification will not only be enjoyed by customers, but by the world at large!
GOTHENBURG, Sweden – With 60% of the world’s population expected to live in cities by 2030, Volvo sees the electrification of its vehicles as a potential solution to worldwide congestion and pollution.
“At Volvo Trucks, we believe with this new electric truck, we are not just launching a new truck model. It’s an opportunity for us to address these challenges,” said Anna Thorden, product manager, electromobility with Volvo.
Volvo was showcasing its new FL electric truck at a press event during the Volvo Ocean Race’s Gothenburg stop June 20. Drives along a short route demonstrated a whisper-quiet ride and instantaneous throttle response. The retarder handled braking with little to no brake pedal input required, regenerating the batteries in the process. The two-speed transmission seamlessly shifted from first to second gear, and in some cases the truck can start in second gear, eliminating shifting altogether. Two trucks were available to drive – a waste truck and a refrigerated straight truck.