In a testament to its commitment to an emissions-free future, Volvo Trucks is opening a battery assembly green plant in Belgium. The plant will produce ready-to-install batteries for Volvo’s electrified heavy-duty trucks, including the Volvo FH, Volvo FM, and Volvo FMX Electric range that recently went on sale worldwide.
Volvo says the new battery plant will assemble cells and modules from Samsung SDI into battery packs tailor-made to the previously mentioned heavy-duty electric truck model lineup. Volvo aims to start series production of the models by the third quarter of 2022.
This investment shows our strong commitment to electrifying truck transportation. By 2030, at least 50 percent of all trucks we sell globally will be electric and by 2040, we will be a carbon-neutral company.
Each battery back produced in the new Belgium plant features a maximum capacity of 90 kWh. Customers can choose to fit up to six battery packs in a single truck, which is good for a total of 540 kWh. The number of battery packs depends on the needs of the customer in terms of range and load capacity.
The company adds that its batteries are designed to accommodate remanufacturing, refurbishing, and reusing. The plant itself is powered by 100 percent renewable energy, underscoring Volvo’s vision of carbon neutral operations. Volvo will eventually offer six electrified models globally with applications ranging from city distribution to regional transport and construction work.
While Volvo has yet to offer its battery-electric trucks in the Philippines, its conventional diesel-powered range continues to be a top choice in the local trucking industry. Medium to large industrial players trust Volvo’s European design and world-class engineering. If you’re interested in availing a Volvo truck, check out our Truck Guide for the latest specifications and pricing of all available Volvo Trucks models in the country.