Australian company Team Global Express has placed an order for 36 Volvo FL Electric trucks, the company said yesterday.
The shift to sustainable trucking is occurring in many parts of the world, including Australia, where sales of electric trucks are starting to increase.
“It’s clear that more and more transport companies around the world now want to start the journey towards electric, zero-emission transports. Volvo is first out with heavy electric trucks in Australia, and we are excited to work together with Team Global Express and other customers. We have the broadest electric truck line up in the industry, which makes it possible to electrify a large part of heavy transportation already today.” said Volvo Group Australia President Martin Merrick
Australia has a goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. With 19 per cent of the country’s carbon emissions from transport, and 38 per cent of these specifically from road transport, commercial logistics companies are working to reduce greenhouse gases from their daily operations .
The Volvo FL is designed for urban distribution and has a payload capacity of 5.5 tons in this application. 36 units will form part of Team Global Express’ metropolitan Sydney pickup and delivery fleet.
The vehicle has a range of 300 kilometers (186.4 miles), and is powered by battery packs with capacities between 200 and 395 kWh.
Volvo Trucks’ target is that half of its global sales of new trucks will be electric by 2030.