Volvo Trucks has launched a new energy-efficient heavy duty model for the Australian market.
The Volvo FH Aero, which the company says lowers energy consumption and C02 emissions by up to five per cent, comes with a choice of propulsions systems including electric, biogas and diesel.
The new model will be rolled out across Australian, European, Asian and African markets in 2024 and 2025, with sales starting in the first quarter of this year.
Volvo Trucks has also unveiled a new heavy-duty truck platform for North America, cutting fuel consumption by up to 10 per cent.
The platform will be the base for a range of new models in the coming years, making use of the company’s palette of electric and renewable fuel technologies, as well as efficient combustion engines.
First out the gate is the new Volvo VNL model, replacing Volvo’s best-selling truck on the North American market for long haul transport.
The launch also includes the company’s first model developed only with a battery-electric powertrain, designed for city transport.
President of Volvo Trucks, Roger Alm, said he hopes the new additions to Volvo’s range will bring the company closer to its target of having a net-zero emission product range by the year 2040.
“The supply of green energy varies from market to market, and therefore as a global truck manufacturer, we need to offer our customers a range of decarbonization solutions – from efficient combustion engines that can run also on renewable fuels to electric powertrains, enabling the shift to fossil-free transports,” he said.