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Volvo Trucks Readies FE-Electric Model For UK Debut At November’s Freight In The City Expo


(Photo courtesy of Volvo.)

Volvo Trucks will display several of its alternative fuel-operating vehicles at the Freight in the City Expo set for 6 November at London’s Alexandra Palace. The expo includes seminars and vehicle, equipment, and technology showcases focused on low-emission challenges that freight operators currently face. Volvo says the vehicles it will have on hand are designed to enhance air quality in urban environments and reduce carbon emissions during long- or medium-haul operations.

Urban Landscapes

Among the vehicles Volvo Trucks will display is the FE-Electric, which comes in 26- and 27-tonne chassis cab options. Launched last summer, the FE-Electric will make its UK debut at the event, sporting a low-entry cab (LEC), offering a 200-kilomtre range, and producing zero tailpipe emissions, according to Volvo.


In addition to debuting its FE-Electric truck in the United Kingdom at the Freight in the City Expo set for 6 November in London, Volvo Trucks will also display its FH LNG (liquefied natural gas) model, which the company says can reduce carbon emissions by up to 20% in the long-haul and regional sector. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)

Volvo Trucks bills the FE-Electric as “ideal for urban landscapes” and says it’s designed for refuse-collection tasks or city-distribution assignments stemming from an out-of-town consolidation centre. Furthermore, with a payload capability equaling nine 3.5-tonne vans, the company says the FE-Electric “represents an opportunity to reduce congestion levels.”

On A Journey

John Comer, Volvo Trucks head of product in the UK, says that considering “the growth in home shopping and personal delivery,” gauging reaction to the FE-Electric at the expo will be interesting. “We are now starting on our journey from diesel to electric power with the 27-tonne FE, or the more compact FL at 16 tonnes with a 300-kilometre range,” he said.

Also at the expo, Volvo Trucks will display its FH LNG (liquefied natural gas) model, said to be able to reduce carbon emissions by up to 20% in the long-haul and regional sector, and the FM Low Height 4x2 urban model, which includes full-air suspension and offers high visibility, side protection, and a 270-degree camera system.


Volvo Trucks says the FE-Electric truck it will display at the upcoming Freight in the City Expo in early November in London is ideal for urban landscapes and produces zero tailpipe emissions. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)

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Posted On 12 October 2018
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : electric vehicles freight in the city expo shows volvo
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