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24 01 2018 01

The company says that it wants to kick off sales of its upcoming electric-powered utility vehicle next year in Europe. Initially, the model shall be deployed in the good transport industry in metropolitan areas. A selection of clients will put first units into operation before the year’s end.

The truck maker thus confirms first reports from November, suggesting that it considers adding electric-powered trucks to its portfolio. Volvo is experienced in producing electric buses already, thus building electric trucks is the next logic step. The battery technology could be provided by South Korea’s tech giant Samsung. Claes Nilsson, head of Volvo Trucks, confirmed in The Korea Herald that his company talked with Samsung about the development of such electric truck batteries. Both companies partner also in the electric bus sector. Further details about the extent of a potential future partnership in the truck field have not yet been given.

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