Volvo Trucks announced the start of serial production of heavy-duty battery electric trucks at its Ghent factory in Belgium, the fourth factory to begin building electric Volvo trucks. Three different electric models will be built in Ghent: the Volvo FH, the Volvo FM and the Volvo FMX Electric.
The Ghent factory is the largest Volvo Trucks production site with a yearly capacity of around 45,000 trucks, the press release notes. The electric trucks are assembled on the same platform and line as the diesel and gas-powered trucks. The battery packs come from the recently opened battery assembly plant in Ghent, located right next to the production line.