For this, it is only necessary to use steel obtained in processing without the use of fossil fuels – the necessary electricity for the processing of metal ore and the formation of rolled steel can be obtained from renewable energy sources. This steel is produced by the Swedish company SSAB, and from now on this steel will be used for some models of Volvo electric trucks. This is reported by electrek.

By the way: it is “models” in the plural, not one model. After all, the Volvo company currently has three electric trucks of different classes and formats.

It all started with a medium-sized Volvo FL truck: usually, these are used to transport consignments of goods around the city or in the immediate vicinity of megalopolises. The Volvo FL electric truck was first presented in 2018, sales began in 2019. The next step was the Volvo VNR hooded truck: tractor or chassis, 4×2 or 6×2 options, even the debut of a second generation model with a range of up to 275 miles (443 km).

Finally, the third truck was the Volvo FH tractor: up to 44 tons and up to 300 kilometers of mileage. But for this you need colossal power! The Volvo FH electric truck has a power of 490 kW and a battery of 540 kWh – exceptional figures for any electric passenger car.

The first customers for the Volvo FH are already there: a batch of 20 such electric tractors was ordered by the Amazon company, which in 2019 announced its own initiative “The Climate Pledge”. So, probably this customer (like others) will be even more satisfied with Volvo’s new “eco” image.