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New Volvo Heavy-Duty Truck Platform Unveiled for the North American Market

An all-new Volvo heavy-duty truck platform tailored for the North American market has been unveiled by Volvo Trucks. The move coincides with the launch of a new heavy-duty truck range across Europe, Australia, and various markets in Asia and Africa. These new models champion energy efficiency, with options for electric powertrains and the use of renewable fuels. It’s a leap toward Volvo Trucks’ ambitious goal of achieving a net-zero emission product range by 2040.

The Focus on a New Volvo Heavy-Duty Truck

The North American market is poised for a transformation with the launch of an innovative, energy-efficient Volvo heavy-duty truck platform. The implementation of this platform is set to slash fuel consumption by up to 10%, depending on the vehicle’s configuration, usage, and other factors.

This platform underscores the Volvo heavy-duty truck suite of vehicles comprising electric and renewable fuel technologies alongside optimized combustion engines. The inaugural model to grace the North American roads is the all-new Volvo VNL, a new electric semi truck designed for long-haul transportation. Its arrival is anticipated at the tail-end of the first quarter of 2024.

More Volvo Transit Innovations

Overseas, Volvo is also planning the launch of the new Volvo FH Aero. This model, meticulously developed for energy-efficient heavy-duty transport, is engineered to decrease energy consumption and corresponding CO2 emissions by up to 5%. With a suite of propulsion options that include electric, biogas, and diesel powertrains, the new Volvo FH Aero amplifies the progress made in fuel-saving technologies. This model is scheduled for a market-by-market debut throughout 2024 and 2025, with first sales starting in Q1 of 2024.

The move reflects Volvo Group’s unwavering commitment to decarbonization, making battery-electric solutions, hydrogen fuel cell electric technologies, and advanced internal combustion engines all compatible with renewable fuels.

This larger launch will also feature Volvo Group’s first truck model developed strictly with a battery-electric powertrain, designed specifically for urban transport. By broadening its electric lineup from six to eight models, Volvo now offers a more comprehensive range of Volvo heavy-duty trucks, addressing a vast spectrum of transportation needs on a global scale.