Picture of the Week Introducing the new Volvo FM Low Entry……

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.. Volvo Trucks first-ever electric model developed and optimised for safe and efficient driving in urban areas.

Providing excellent efficiency and all rounded visibility, the new  heavy-duty truck was created to specifically to cater for a wide variety of transport assignments in towns and cities, such as waste management, distribution and construction.

At the launch in Gothenburg, Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, stated: “This zero tailpipe emission truck is a great addition to our electric range, perfectly suited for working in city centres and designed with the driver in mind. It’s powerful, yet smooth to drive and easy to manoeuvre. The new Volvo FM Low Entry is perfectly in line with our ambitions to expand our electric offer, enabling even more customers to reduce their carbon emissions.”

Key Volvo FM Low Entry features: 

  • The standard specification fulfils Transport for London’s five-star Direct Vision Standard requirements.
  • The truck is equipped with Volvo Dynamic Steering system for effortless steering and reduced vibrations.
  • Three seat options are available, with customers able to opt for zero, one or three passenger seats. With the latter option, the three passenger seats are placed at the back of the cab not in the view of the driver to minimise blind spots and contribute to excellent visibility.
  • The many ergonomic features include a low instep, flat floor and well-positioned grab handles for easy and safe exit of the cab.
  • The truck is available with Volvo’s new advanced Camera Monitoring System.
  • It’s available in two heights: Sleeper cab (1,575 mm) and Extended/High sleeper (1,945 mm).
  • Axle configurations available: 4×2, 6×2, 6×4, 8×2, 8×4
  • GVW: 19-32 tonnes
  • Electric Motor: 330 kWh
  • Battery: 360 kWh (4 batteries)
  • Range: Up to 200 km (dependent on several parameters such as load weight, driving style, driving cycle, topography, temperature, etc)
  • Charging: 250 kW (DC), 43 kW (AC)
  • Wheelbase: 3,900-6,000 mm