Volvo’s FE Electric is a Truck Built for the Urban Jungle
Electric power is not exclusive to cars. Trucks are also making a shift from combustion powered engines to electric motor. Indeed, the future of mobility is leaning towards the electrification of the different modes of transport. As a testament to that shift, Volvo has introduced the FE Electric, a full electrically-powered truck that’s designed to take on city operations.
It is the second electric truck from the Swedish automaker–the first is called FL Electric. This only shows Volvo’s commitment to expand its electrically-powered product lineup.
“With the introduction of the Volvo FE Electric, we have a comprehensive range of electrically powered trucks for city operations and are taking yet another strategic step forward in the development of our total offer in electrified transport solutions,” said Volvo Trucks President Claes Nilsson.
The FE Electric is designed for heavy city distribution and refuse (waste) operations. It is equipped with two electric motors that delivers a combined power output of 370 kW (496 hp) and a max torque of 850 Nm. It also comes with 200-300 kWh lithium-ion batteries that yields a maximum range of up to 200 km, according to Volvo. Charging time may take an approximate of one and a half hours.