The shift to sustainable truck transport is happening in many parts of the world, including Australia, where sales of electric trucks are starting to pick up. The country is committed to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050. With transport accounting for 19% of Australia’s carbon emissions, and 38% of that coming from road freight*, pressure is mounting on the industry to make the shift to electric.
Freight giant moves towards zero-emissions
The Australian freight giant Team Global Express has now placed an order for 36 Volvo trucks of the model Volvo FL Electric. These trucks are designed for urban distribution and have a load capacity of 5,5 tonnes in this application. They will become a part of Team Global Express Sydney metropolitan pick-up and delivery fleet.
The Volvo FL Electric:
- Can operate at a total weight of 16 tonnes
- Will be equipped with four 66 kWh battery packs for increased range and improved charging performance
- Utilises a 600-volt single motor electric drive system and a 2-speed automated transmission