TRUCK­ING ELEC­TRIC

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In 2019, Volvo Trucks will start sell­ing elec­tric trucks in Europe, with the first units al­ready ex­pected to be do­ing duty with se­lected pilot cus­tomers as early as this year. Elec­tric trucks dras­ti­cally re­duce noise and ex­haust emis­sions, and open up new ways to man­age trans­port lo­gis­tics. More trans­port as­sign­ments can be car­ried out at night, and fewer trucks need to com­pete for road space dur­ing rush hour. “Elec­tro-mo­bil­ity is fully in line with Volvo Trucks’ long-term com­mit­ment to sus­tain­able ur­ban de­vel­op­ment and zero emis­sions,” says Claes Nils­son, Pres­i­dent of Volvo Trucks. By us­ing elec­tri­cally pow­ered and qui­eter trucks for the trans­porta­tion of goods in ur­ban ar­eas, the com­pany meets sev­eral chal­lenges si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

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