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Electric Volvo goes to work in Oz

Electric Volvo goes to work in Oz

NZ Truck & Driver News

 February 2021   

Australia’s first zero emissions Volvo FL Electric will soon go to work for Linfox, on a trial basis.

The 4x2 is equipped with 600-volt, 200 kWh battery packs, powering a 200kW/425Nm motor, driven through a two-speed I-Shift AMT.

It will be fitted with an eight-pallet body and a tail-lift and will do metro beverage deliveries for Linfox’s BevChain. 

“It is very clear that both our customers – and our customers’ customers – are demanding a cleaner and quieter urban transport environment,” says Volvo Trucks Australia VP Tony O’Connell. The FL Electric marks “the first step on that journey” for VTA.

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Australia’s first zero emissions Volvo FL Electric will soon go to work for Linfox, on a trial basis.

The 4x2 is equipped with 600-volt, 200 kWh battery packs, powering a 200kW/425Nm motor, driven through a two-speed I-Shift AMT.

It will be fitted with an eight-pallet body and a tail-lift and will do metro beverage deliveries for Linfox’s BevChain. 

“It is very clear that both our customers – and our customers’ customers – are demanding a cleaner and quieter urban transport environment,” says Volvo Trucks Australia VP Tony O’Connell. The FL Electric marks “the first step on that journey” for VTA.

Linfox executive chairman Peter Fox says the introduction of the FL Electric “opens an exciting chapter for both Linfox and Volvo.

“Adopting a greener fleet is an ongoing part of our commitment to act sustainably, as we strive for zero net environmental emissions and play our part to mitigate climate change.

“As our nation’s freight demand grows, it is vital we meet that need safely, efficiently and with reduced environmental impact.

“Acting sustainably is just common sense. It is imperative to my family and our business that we preserve and protect our environment for the next generation.”


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