Volvo Trucks has bagged the International Truck of the Year award for its FH Electric, with the model becoming the first-ever electric truck to achieve the gong.
In explaining their decision, the jury praised the electric truck’s performance, seamless acceleration, quietness, and vibration-free behaviour.
“With the introduction of the FH Electric, Volvo Trucks has delivered a state-of-the-art battery electric vehicle range, suitable for a wide array of transport operations. It’s proof that the energy transition is gaining strength even in today’s challenging business environment,” said IToTY chairman, Gianenrico Griffini.
This is the fourth time Volvo’s FH has been named International Truck of the Year.
The FH Electric can operate up to 44 tonnes. Production of the truck started in 2022 in Volvo’s factory in Gothenburg, Sweden, expanding to its factory in Ghent, Belgium in 2023.
Volvo Trucks was the first global manufacturer to start series production of electric trucks in 2019, and now offers a broad electric line-up with a total of six electric trucks designed to handle a wide variety of work.
“I am very proud that our Volvo FH Electric has won this highly respected award,” said Volvo Trucks president, Roger Alm. “For the first time in history, the transport industry has chosen an electric vehicle as Truck of the Year.
“The Volvo FH Electric represents a new era in trucking and winning this award clearly shows that the shift to zero emission transport is happening here and now,” he concluded.
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