Volvo Vans Is Bringing Electrical Vans To South Africa!


In 2022, the variety of heavy electrical vans on the roads in Europe and the USA grew quicker than ever earlier than. One of many leaders within the electrical heavy truck trade is Volvo Vans. Volvo Vans has now bought greater than 4,300 electrical vans globally in additional than 38 nations since 2019, when manufacturing of those models commenced.

In some tremendous superior information, Volvo Vans not too long ago introduced that it’ll begin delivering heavy electrical vans to its clients in South Africa from Could of 2023. In South Africa, these heavy electrical vans fall inside the additional heavy business automobile phase. This classification includes vans with gross automobile weight scores (GVM) exceeding 16.5 tonnes.

“Though we’re within the early phases of our electrical truck journey right here in South Africa, our employees and sellers are absolutely skilled and ready for this new expertise, to allow us to totally assist our clients as increasingly fleets transfer to sustainable transport options,” says Waldemar Christensen, MD of Volvo Vans South Africa. “There are after all some infrastructural and legislative obstacles to beat, however along with our clients and different stakeholders, we’re working laborious to make sure the success and longevity of heavy electrical vans in South Africa.”

Volvo Vans say it’s the market chief in Europe with a 32% share of the marketplace for heavy electrical vans, and in North America, almost half of all heavy electrical vans registered in 2022 have been Volvo vans. In 2022, the marketplace for heavy (≥16 tonnes) electrical vans in Europe grew by 200% to 1,041 vans, and Volvo Vans holds the very best share of this market. The trucking trade performs a serious function on this planet’s financial system. The trucking trade can also be one of many main contributors of emissions within the highway transportation sector. Electrifying this sector is subsequently crucial.

“We’re decided to guide the electrical truck transformation and our market main place in 2022, not solely in Europe, but in addition in North America and different markets, is proof that we’re doing simply that. Though the marketplace for electrical vans remains to be small, the development is evident: lots of our clients at the moment are beginning their shift to electrical. We intend to be the catalyst for this transition and intention for 50% of our international gross sales of recent vans to be electrical in 2030,” says Roger Alm, President of Volvo Vans.

Volvo Vans says it presents the trade’s broadest product line-up with six product ranges in sequence manufacturing, catering to all kinds of transports in and between cities.

“We now have a product portfolio that may cowl most kinds of transportation for all types of shoppers. Wanting on the items movement patterns, it’s potential to affect almost half of all transports with our line-up of electrical vans,” feedback Roger Alm. “We see it as our mission to assist our clients in making that occur.”

As Volvo Vans South Africa builds as much as the beginning of buyer deliveries in South Africa, it not too long ago acquired considered one of these electrical vans and shared some photographs of the all-electric truck. That is Volvo Vans’ first extra-heavy electrical truck to come back to South Africa. I’m actually trying ahead to seeing the primary buyer deliveries which aren’t distant now, scheduled for Could this yr.

Volvo electric truck

Volvo electric truck

Volvo electric truck

Photos courtesy of Volvo Vans


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