• 23-APR-2013

  • Gothenburg and Rotterdam

Volvo's Electric Hybrid as Reliable as a Diesel Truck

Since the launch of the Volvo FE Hybrid about 50 trucks have been delivered to customers throughout Europe. Their responses are highly positive as the truck is both economical and reliable.

About half the Volvo hybrid trucks sold are used in distribution operations and half in refuse duties. It is within these two areas that the technology offers the greatest fuel savings, between 15 and 20 percent, depending on chassis and driving cycles. Some refuse truck operators with trucks featuring a rechargeable electrified garbage compactor have even been able to cut their fuel consumption by 30 percent.

One of the customers, recycling company Roteb in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, purchased two Volvo FE Hybrids in order to meet both its own and the city's environmental policies. The new trucks were thus an investment for the future.

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