Volvo FH Electric awarded International Truck of the Year

An electric truck has been awarded the International Truck of the Year for the first time.

The International Truck of the Year 2024 has been awarded to the Volvo FH Electric.

It marks the first time that an electric truck has won the prestigious award.

A jury of 24 commercial vehicle journalists praised Volvo’s heavy electric truck for its performance, seamless acceleration, quietness, and vibration-free behaviour.

“With the introduction of the FH Electric, Volvo Trucks has delivered a state-of-the-art battery electric vehicle range, suitable for a wide array of transport operations. It’s proof that the energy transition is gaining strength even in today’s challenging business environment,” said Gianenrico Griffini, Chairman, International Truck of the Year.

It’s the fourth time that Volvo’s FH model has been named Truck of the Year.

Nearly 1.4 million FH units have been sold globally to date.

Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, accepted the prestigious award at the Solutrans Transport Exhibition in Lyon, France.

“I am so very proud that our Volvo FH Electric has won this highly respected award. For the first time in history the transport industry has chosen an electric vehicle as Truck of the Year,” he said.

“The Volvo FH Electric represents a new era in trucking and winning this award clearly shows that the shift to zero emission transport is happening here and now.

“I sincerely want to thank everyone who has contributed to this success. It’s based on great teamwork with passion and dedication among our colleagues within the Volvo Group, and close cooperation with our valued customers, partners and suppliers.”

The Volvo FH Electric can operate at a total of 44 tonnes.

Production of the Volvo FH Electric started in 2022 in Volvo’s factory in Gothenburg, Sweden, and production in the factory in Ghent, Belgium began in 2023.

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