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  • Press release

    2024-03-15 2 mins 3 mins

    Volvo Trucks Launches 780hp FH16 in New Zealand

    Volvo Trucks has taken the wraps off the highest horsepower FH16 it has offered in New Zealand to date. The powerful new D17 engine was launched in Sweden to much acclaim in January 2024 with a new range of horsepower ratings stretching from 600hp to 780hp.

  • Volvo Trucks has taken the wraps off an updated heavy-duty lineup, showcasing a range of aerodynamic and safety updates to the FH and FM, as well as revealing an entirely new flagship 17-litre engine platform. The FH range has also expanded with the addition of an "extended front" variant dubbed the FH-Aero available for the European market.

  • Volvo Trucks has scooped the prestigious industry award for its Volvo FH Electric. It’s the first time ever that an electric truck wins the award.

  • With an electric range up to 450 km, 50 percent shorter charging time and new active safety features, Volvo´s updated medium-duty electric trucks are designed for the urban environment – enabling safe zero emission city transport and logistics.

  • After a rigorous eight-month trial of a Volvo FL Electric, Fonterra has placed its first order for a fully electric Volvo truck. However, this time it’s for the larger Volvo FE Electric 6x2 rigid, with a GVM of 26 tonne and a range of up to 250km.

  • Volvo Trucks is now offering its medium-duty truck Volvo FL with a more powerful 320hp engine, allowing the vehicle to take on even tougher assignments.

  • A national network of public fast chargers for heavy electric trucks is opening in Sweden. The charging network is powered by renewable energy. A new service from Volvo Trucks makes it easy for haulers to find and access the charging stations.

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    Volvo delivers 74-tonne electric truck

    Volvo Trucks has delivered an electric truck for heavy transport to a haulier in Gothenburg, Sweden. The truck can handle a total weight of 74 tonnes.

  • Volvo Trucks is now introducing new, more powerful batteries for its medium-duty electric trucks, capable of delivering an increased range of up to 450 km and making it possible to electrify even more city transport assignments.

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    Volvo Trucks launches new safety systems

    Aiming to increase the safety of cyclists and pedestrians, and also facilitate the drivers’ work, Volvo Trucks is now introducing a range of new safety systems for its vehicles.

  • Volvo Trucks has signed a letter of intent to sell 1,000 electric trucks between now and 2030 to Holcim, one of the world’s largest building solution providers. The deal is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks, and the first 130 trucks will be delivered in 2023 and 2024.

  • STOP, LOOK, WAVE! It’s a simple message, but one that can save lives. And it’s also the theme of Volvo Trucks’ new music video, launched during UN Global Road Safety Week 2023. The aim is to reach out to schoolchildren worldwide to instil the importance of safe behavior, as well as heightening awareness of heavy vehicles in traffic.

  • Volvo Trucks leads the market for heavy electric trucks after the first quarter of 2023, both in Europe and in North America. In total, the Swedish truck manufacturer has sold almost 5,000 electric trucks in about 40 countries. Now, its electric product range is being made available in new markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

  • Emitting only water vapor, hydrogen-powered fuel cell trucks will be an important part of Volvo Trucks’ zero exhaust emission product portfolio. Now, the vehicles have passed an important milestone – namely, being test-driven on public roads.

  • Volvo Trucks and mining company Boliden now joining forces to implement electric truck transport in underground environments.

  • Volvo Trucks is now starting sales of heavy battery electric trucks in South Korea, as the first global manufacturer to do so. Three different electric models are now available for South Korean transport companies to order – helping them, and the government, to reach ambitious climate targets.

  • Volvo Trucks delivers its first heavy electric truck to Morocco. The customer is the refuse collection company Arma, and this is the first heavy battery-electric truck from a global manufacturer to be in commercial operation in Africa.

  • Today, Volvo Trucks is delivering 20 fully electric heavy trucks to the logistics company DFDS in Gothenburg, Sweden. The delivery is part of a total order for 125 electric trucks that DFDS has placed with Volvo. Some of the new electric fleet will be used to transport goods to and from the Volvo Trucks assembly plant in Gothenburg.

  • A royal visit by the Crown Princess and Prince of Sweden to the site of Tetra Pak’s recycling partner, saveBOARD, turned into an opportunity for Rob Woods, GM for Volvo Trucks NZ and Michael Doeg, GM Sime Darby Commercial Sales NZ to share news about the recently launched Volvo FLE.

  • Last year, the number of heavy electric trucks on the roads in Europe and the United States grew faster than ever before. Volvo Trucks have now sold more than 4 300 electric trucks globally in more than 38 countries. In Europe, Volvo Trucks is the market leader with a 32% share of the market for heavy electric trucks, and in North America, nearly half of all heavy electric trucks registered in 2022 were Volvo trucks.

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