Heavy-duty electric concept trucks are aimed at construction operations and regional transport.
Volvo Trucks believes that electrification can be a suitable option for heavier trucks. To explore and demonstrate the possibilities, the company has developed electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional distribution within Europe.
Volvo believes that heavy duty electric trucks can help improve the work environment for drivers and construction workers thanks to low noise levels and zero exhaust emissions, which would improve air quality.
“We see great potential for heavy-duty electric trucks for regional transport and construction in the longer term,” said Roger Alm, President, Volvo Trucks. “With our concept trucks, we aim to explore and demonstrate different solutions for the future while evaluating the level of interest in the market and in society. To increase demand for electrified trucks, the charging infrastructure needs to be rapidly expanded, while stronger financial incentives must be created for hauliers who act as pioneers by choosing new vehicles with a lower environmental and climate footprint.”