Australian freight company Team Global Express has placed an order for 36 Volvo electric trucks of the model Volvo FL Electric. These trucks are designed for urban distribution and have a load capacity of 5.5 tons in this application. They will become a part of Team Global Express Sydney metropolitan pick-up and delivery fleet.
The shift to sustainable truck transport is happening in many parts of the world, including Australia, where sales of electric trucks are starting to pick up. The country is committed to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050. With transport accounting for 19% of Australia’s carbon emissions, and 38% of that coming from road freight, pressure is mounting on the industry to make the shift to electric, Volvo officials said in a press release.
“It’s clear that more and more transport companies around the world now want to start the journey towards electric, zero emission transports," said Martin Merrick, president of Volvo Group Australia. "Volvo is first out with heavy electric trucks in Australia and we are excited to work together with Team Global Express and other customers."
Volvo's target is that half of its global total sales of new trucks will be electric by 2030. This is Volvo’s largest electric truck order to date in Australia, hitting the streets of Sydney during the first quarter of 2023.
The Volvo FL Electric Truck:
- Can operate at a total weight of 16 tons.
- Is equipped with four 66 kWh battery packs for increased range and improved charging performance.
- Utilizes a 600-volt single motor electric drive system and a 2-speed automated transmission.
- Has zero tailpipe emissions and produces less noise than conventional trucks.
Originally posted on Trucking Info