Volvo FH Electric clinches Truck of the Year 2024 title

Volvo Trucks secured a remarkable win when its Volvo FH Electric was crowned International Truck of the Year 2024. This historic victory marked the first time an electric truck has claimed this prestigious industry accolade.

Volvo Trucks’ heavy electric truck, the Volvo FH Electric, stood out for its outstanding performance, seamless acceleration, quiet operation, and vibration-free behavior, according to the jury’s evaluation. Gianenrico Griffini, chairman of the International Truck of the Year, emphasised the FH Electric’s role in advancing battery electric vehicles in various transport operations, showcasing the strength of the energy transition.

Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks, proudly accepted the award at the Solutrans Transport Exhibition in Lyon, France, expressing his gratitude to the team and partners who contributed to this groundbreaking success.

This victory marks the fourth time that Volvo’s iconic FH model has been recognised as Truck of the Year, reaffirming its status as one of the industry’s most successful models with nearly 1.4 million trucks sold worldwide.

The Volvo FH Electric, capable of operating at a total of 44 tonnes, commenced production in 2022 at Volvo’s Gothenburg, Sweden factory and expanded to the Ghent, Belgium facility in 2023.

Volvo Trucks, a trailblazer in electric truck production since 2019, boasts a comprehensive electric lineup with six models designed for diverse transport assignments.

The company commands a 49% market share for heavy electric trucks in Europe and introduced its complete electric range to the South African market in June this year.

Source: Tanya Wandrag

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