Volvo has announced that in 2021 it will begin receiving European orders for a complete line of electric trucks
The automotive industry is about to receive another heavyweight competitor when it comes to electrical solutions. Volvo, a multinational manufacturer of miscellaneous vehicles, has announced that in 2021 it will begin receiving European orders for a complete line of trucks of this type - the production of which is scheduled to begin in 2022. The assembler will compete directly with Tesla's launches.
Depending on their configurations, the machines will be able to reach up to 300 kilometers of autonomy with a load and pull 44 tons, without disregarding the weight of their carcasses. For the time being, according to the company itself, non-polluting versions of its FH, FM and FMX units are in the testing phase, contemplating a wide range of uses.
These options are expected to contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere and meet the ongoing legislation in the Old Continent - which seeks to eliminate up to 15% of gas after 2025 and 30% from 2030.
If in two years we can see a lot of Volvo's news on the roads, other countries are already putting their actions into practice, such as the Scottish city of Glasgow, with the largest fleet of hydrogen-powered garbage trucks in the world.