Australian express freight company, Team Global Express, has placed an order for 36 Volvo electric trucks. This is Volvo’s largest electric truck order to date in Australia. The trucks will hit the streets of Sydney during the first quarter of 2023.
The shift to sustainable truck transport is happening in many parts of the world, including Australia, where sales of electric trucks are starting to pick up. The country is committed to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050. With transport accounting for 19% of Australia’s carbon emissions, and 38% of that coming from road freight, pressure is mounting on the industry to make the shift to electric.
Team Global Express has now placed an order for 36 Volvo trucks of the model Volvo FL Electric. These trucks are designed for urban distribution and have a load capacity of 5,5 tonnes in this application. They will become a part of Team Global Express Sydney metropolitan pick-up and delivery fleet.
The electric trucks have zero tailpipe emissions and produces less noise than conventional trucks, which benefits both drivers and city residents. Volvo Trucks’ target is that half of its global total sales of new trucks will be electric by 2030.
The Volvo FL Electric is a heavy-duty vehicle that can operate at a total weight of 16 tons. It will be equipped with four 66 kWh battery packs, which will help to increase its range and improve its charging performance. The electric drive system for this vehicle is a 600-volt single motor system, and it is paired with a two-speed automated transmission.