Volvo Trucks Unveils Global HD Platform With Electric, Renewable Fuel Options

Mobility Outlook Bureau
29 Jan 2024
01:48 PM
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The launch aimed at slashing CO2 emissions and aligning with Volvo's ambitious goal of achieving a net-zero emission product range by 2040.

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Volvo Trucks has introduced heavy-duty truck platform simultaneously in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. The launch includes a fleet of new, energy-efficient models, featuring electric and renewable fuel options, aimed at slashing CO2 emissions and aligning with Volvo's ambitious goal of achieving a net-zero emission product range by 2040.

President of Volvo Trucks, Roger Alm, expressed the significance of this bold move, stating, 'We are launching new best-in-class trucks that will set a benchmark for energy efficiency and CO2 emission reduction across the entire product range. They have been designed to accelerate the journey towards our ambitious 2040 net-zero emission target, but they also offer higher levels of safety, productivity, and uptime for our customers.'

Global Product Portfolio

For the North American market, Volvo Trucks introduces an all-new energy-efficient platform promising up to a 10% reduction in fuel consumption, coupled with enhanced safety features. This platform will serve as the foundation for a range of future models, incorporating electric and renewable fuel technologies, as well as efficient combustion engines. The inaugural model, the all-new Volvo VNL, is set to hit the market by the end of the first quarter in 2024.

In Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa, Volvo presents the new Volvo FH Aero, optimised for energy-efficient heavy-duty transports. With an innovative aerodynamic design, the Volvo FH promises to lower energy consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 5%. It offers a choice of propulsion systems, including electric, biogas, and diesel. Market-by-market rollout is scheduled for 2024 and 2025, with sales commencing in the first quarter of 2024.

Roger Alm emphasized the importance of catering to diverse global needs, stating, 'The wide range of trucks we are launching will enable our customers around the world to reduce their CO2 footprints, no matter where they are on their sustainability journey.'

Decarbonisation Commitment

Volvo Group's commitment to decarbonisation revolves around three key pillars – battery-electric, hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric solutions, and internal combustion engines running on renewable fuels. This comprehensive approach aims to address varying energy supply scenarios across different markets, providing customers with a range of decarbonisation solutions.

The major launch also marks a significant milestone for Volvo Trucks as it introduces its first model developed exclusively with a battery-electric powertrain, catering specifically to city transport needs. With this unveiling, Volvo Trucks expands its electric offering from six to eight models, encompassing a substantial portion of global transport requirements.

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