Electric trucks are coming: Fonterra and Volvo debut new EV

Electric trucks are coming: Fonterra and Volvo debut new EV

 

Electric trucks are coming: Fonterra and Volvo debut new EV

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Volvo Trucks launched its new FL Electric this week, in conjunction with Fonterra.

The topic of low-emission transport solutions extends far beyond your cousin’s new Tesla or the neighbour’s old Leaf. Heavy vehicle fleets and their transition to either battery EV or hydrogen are also set to play an enormous role in the chase for emissions reduction.

One company that’s already pledged to transition is Fonterra. Earlier this year it confirmed plans to replace its light-vehicle fleet with EVs, with the aim of drafting some 300 plug-ins into service by the end of next year.

In July Fonterra added its first fully electric milk tanker to its ranks, and this week it went ahead and added another plug-in truck – a Volvo FL Electric. The medium duty 16-ton FL is one of two electrified Volvo Truck models offered in New Zealand, with the brand expecting to expand to include the larger FM, FMX, and FH next year.

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The FL plug-in can travel approximately 200km per charge.
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The FL plug-in can travel approximately 200km per charge.

The FL been subject to extensive local testing over several months, ensuring that it’s fit for purpose on local roads and in the hands of local companies. Fonterra, one of New Zealand’s largest companies, is also the first to get their hands on one as part of a six-month trial.

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