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Volvo Trucks is opening its very first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks.
Volvo Trucks and Deutsche Post DHL Group have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the shift to zero exhaust emission vehicles. DHL intends to intensify its transition to heavy electric trucks by deploying a total of 44 new electric Volvo trucks on routes in Europe.
Volvo Trucks’ intelligent and automated I-Shift gearbox is now faster than ever. The quicker response provides improved driveability and smoothness to the driving of both diesel and electric heavy-duty trucks.
South Gloucestershire Council has taken delivery of seven new Volvo FMX 330 6x4 and two FMX 330 4x4 rigids, each mounted with a snow plough and gritting body.
ND Young Transport has calculated its new Volvo FH 540 6x2 tractor unit will save it roughly £7,600 per year in fuel costs versus the truck from a rival manufacturer that its driver was working in before.
Lliw Building Supplies has taken delivery of a new Volvo FL 250 4x2 rigid equipped with rear mounted crane, continuing its long relationship with the manufacturer.
Bath International Transport has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH 500 4x2 tractor unit, equipped with a Globetrotter XL cab, as it prepares for a busy summer of music tours, television shoots and live events.
New refinements are being added to Volvo Trucks’ I-Save concept which are designed to lower fuel consumption and give substantial savings in CO2 emissions, while simultaneously improving driveability for a more enjoyable ride.
New statistics show that Volvo Trucks is the market leader for heavy all-electric trucks in Europe with a market share of 42%. In 2021 the company took orders, including letters of intent to buy, for more than 1,100 electric trucks worldwide.
Western Fuel has added its first new Volvos to its 26-strong tanker delivery fleet, putting two FL 4x2 rigids into service. The trucks replace older vehicles at the Bridgwater-based business and will be used to deliver kerosene, diesel and gas oil to a wide customer base across the south west.
Mid Glamorgan-based Alan Price & Sons has put a new Volvo FH 540 Dual Clutch with a Globetrotter XL cab into service, ordered specifically to reward long-standing driver, Gary Hughes, who has been committed to the business for more than 40 years.
Volvo Trucks is addressing the urgency to fast-forward the transformation to electric transport by arranging a global online event. The aim is to show how to go electric and inspire transport companies to get started.
Hereford-based haulier Bayliss Bros has been blown away with the fuel figures of its new Volvo FH 540 Globetrotter 6x2 tractor unit, equipped with Volvo’s smooth shifting I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission.
WHC Hire Services, a company specialising in the supply of large plant to contractors, civil engineers, groundwork firms, builders and other commercial clients, is upgrading its fleet with two new Volvo FE 4x2 rigids.
Gloucestershire-based William Gilder has put a new Volvo FH Globetrotter 8x4 Tridem into service, equipped with a top-of-the-range DISAB air mover body. The truck is part of a wider order that will see 10 new model FH tractor units also join the business’s 75-strong fleet.
AB2K, one of Scotland’s largest providers of heavy plant and now part of Quattro Group, is upgrading its fleet with six new flagship Volvo FH16 750 Globetrotter XL tractor units.
To improve safety, Volvo Trucks has developed an acoustic alert system with unique sounds for its electric truck models. The alert – designed to be pleasant and unobtrusive, both for the driver and others close by – will increase safety by making pedestrians, cyclists and other road users aware of approaching trucks, which would otherwise be nearly silent.
Melksham-based Broughton Transport is bringing Volvo Trucks back into the fold after taking delivery of a new FH 500 pusher axle tractor unit with Globetrotter XL cab – more than 10 years after the last Volvo left its fleet.
Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift intelligent automated manual transmission (AMT) innovation continues to be an important milestone in the industry, thanks to its positive impact on fuel consumption, vehicle performance, safety and driver comfort. By the end of 2020, more than one million Volvo Trucks around the world have been sold with I-Shift. And as we celebrate 20 years since its launch, this breakthrough powertrain technology is still being developed for future gains.
DHL Freight, one of the leading road freight providers in Europe, and Volvo Trucks have partnered to speed up the introduction of heavy duty electric trucks to be used for regional transport in Europe. The combined effort marks another important step towards climate neutral transport solutions.
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