It seems January is the month of Volvo, with another announcement launching its first-ever model developed only with an electric driveline,
The FM Low Entry is an electric truck optimised for safe and efficient driving in city areas, aimed at the waste management, distribution and construction sectors.
Awarded five stars in London’s Direct Vision Standard, the truck features an FM cab, which has been lowered and moved forward. Entrance and exit are via a single step, and the cab has an entirely flat floor, aiding accessibility further.
Volvo Trucks president Roger Alm says the truck was designed with the driver in mind.
“This zero-emission truck is a great addition to our electric range, perfectly suited for city transports and designed with the driver in mind,” he says.
“It’s powerful, yet smooth to drive and easy to maneuver. 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.”
This new addition has extended the number of battery-powered vehicles in its range to six.
Available as a 4×2, 6×2, 6×4, 8×2 or 8×4, the 19- to 32-tonner can be specified with either a Sleeper cab, or an Extended/High sleeper, while wheelbases range from 3,900mm to 6,000mm.
It is fitted with four 360kWh batteries, powering a 330kWh motor, and has a claimed range of up to 125 miles.
FM Low Entry production will start in the second quarter of 2024, and sales will initially be limited to Europe, Turkey, Australia and South Korea.