Volvo Trucks has delivered eight heavy electric, zero-exhaust emission trucks to customers in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.
The electric versions of Volvo FH and Volvo FM are capable of operating at a total weight of 44 tons with a range of up to 300 km on a full charge.
Brazil’s logistics operator, Reiter Log, will use five Volvo FM Electric vehicles on various routes. The trucks will be rented through Volvo Financial Services.
Chile-based SQM and El Libertador have started using one Volvo FH Electric truck each. Lastly, Bitafal will be served by a Volvo FM Electric in Uruguay.
"Many haulers in Latin America have high ambitions regarding zero-emission truck transport. We are very proud and excited to have been chosen to support our customers as they now start their electrification journey. We believe that more transport companies will soon follow," said Wilson Lirmann, President of Volvo Trucks Latin America.
The Swiss-based automaker delivered 26,159 trucks to Brazilian customers in 2022. Volvo Trucks is estimating 50 percent of global sales of new Volvo trucks to be electric in 2030.