Volvo FH Electric makes history, becoming first-ever electric truck to be crowned Truck of the Year 

  • Volvo FH Electric wins International Truck of the Year for exceptional performance and zero-emission transport.
  • Volvo Trucks leads in electric vehicles, affirming the energy transition in today’s business.
  • FH Electric marks a new era in trucking, achieving its fourth win with nearly 1.4 million global sales.

Volvo Trucks electrifies the industry, with the FH winning International Truck of the Year 2024

Last night, Volvo Trucks secured a prestigious industry award with the Volvo FH Electric. That means it’s made history as the first-ever electric truck to be named International Truck of the Year.

The jury commended the electric truck for its exceptional performance, smooth acceleration, silent operation, and absence of vibrations.

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Gianenrico Griffini, Chairman of International Truck of the Year, said:

“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.” 

Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, accepted the award during the prize ceremony, commenting:

“I am 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. 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 among our colleagues within the Volvo Group, and close cooperation with our valued customers, partners and suppliers.”

This marks the fourth International Truck of the Year title secured by the Volvo FH. This achievement underscores its status as one of the industry’s most successful models. The truck has a global sales record of nearly 1.4 million trucks.

The FH Electric is capable of handling up to 44 tonnes and entered production at Volvo’s Gothenburg factory in Sweden in 2022. The production expanded to its Ghent facility in Belgium in 2023.

Volvo Trucks initiated electric truck production in 2019, securing its status as the first global manufacturer to do so. Now, the company boasts a diverse lineup of six electric trucks, expertly crafted to meet the demands of a wide range of transport assignments.

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