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Volvo to sell electric medium duty trucks from 2019

The first units will be put into operation together with a few selected reference customers this year.

Volvo truck lineup.
Volvo truck lineup.

Volvo Trucks has announced that it will start selling electric medium-duty trucks in Europe from 2019.

The first units will be put into operation together with a few selected reference customers this year.

Claes Nilsson, president Volvo Trucks, said: “Electromobility is fully in line with Volvo Truck’s long term commitment for sustainable urban development and zero emissions. We believe in full electrification for urban distribution as a first step. However we are working with electrification for other transport applications.”

Jonas Odermalm, head of product strategy, medium duty vehicles at Volvo Trucks, said: “Our technology and know-how within electromobility are based on proven commercial solutions already in use on Volvo’s electric buses, and solutions that were introduced in Volvo’s hybrid trucks as far back as 2010. The vehicles themselves are only one part of what is needed for large-scale electrification to succeed. We are working closely with customers, cities, suppliers of charging infrastructure and other key stakeholders to create the necessary framework for electrical trucks.”

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