Volvo will start selling electrogrooving in 2019
The Swedish company has joined the list of automakers planning to release a fully electric truck. The company said that its electric truck will be ready this year, and the market will do next.
President of Volvo Trucks, Klas Nilsson said that the production of electric vehicles is included in long-term plans of the company. Nielson says that Volvo believes in the electrification of urban traffic, the electric truck — only the beginning of her plans.
Volvo will begin with electric trucks medium-duty trucks. The head of the cargo division of the company Jonas Odermalm says that Volvo already has all the technical know-how and know-how in order to start production. In electrogrooving will use the experience gained with electric buses and hybrid trucks.
Volvo said that a few select customers will get a truck this year. Mass sales will begin in 2019. Now the company cooperates with producers of electric charging stations, city officials, suppliers of batteries to prepare the output of the electric truck on the market. Nielson says that by themselves, the trucks one of the components of success. The whole idea is the interaction and collaboration of different parties: government officials, entrepreneurs, suppliers.