Volvo delivers first electric trucks to Latin America

Volvo Trucks has made its first delivery of eight heavy duty electric vehicles to Latin America
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December 2023 marks a historic milestone for Volvo Trucks as the company advances into the Latin American market with its first delivery of heavy duty electric trucks.

Signifying a significant step in Volvo’s plan for global expansion, eight heavy duty zero-emission trucks were delivered to customers in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

Brazil has already been an integral market for Volvo, with over 26,000 trucks being delivered there in 2022.

This delivery however has been their first electric, showcasing a growing interest among transport companies in these countries to shift to more sustainable heavy transport methods.

Reiter Log, one of the largest logistics operators in Brazil, will begin using five Volvo FM Electric vehicles. The haulier will rent the trucks through Volvo Financial Services.

Chilean lithium producer SQM (Sociedad Química and Minera de Chile) and El Libertador have each begun using one Volvo FH Electric truck in Chile.

In Uruguay, a Volvo FM Electric will be used by Bitafal.

Volvo Trucks has been at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution in the heavy-duty truck segment, initiating serial production in 2019. The company’s ambitious goals aim for 50% of its global sales to be electric by 2030.

With this latest achievement, the company has now successfully delivered electric trucks to customers across six continents and in 45 countries.

Volvo Trucks boasts a comprehensive electric truck program, featuring six models capable of tackling various transportation tasks.

From city distribution and waste collection to regional deliveries and construction work, these versatile trucks cater to a wide range of needs.

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