Volvo Trucks opens battery assembly plant in Belgium


By Bradley Osborne - 22nd June 2022

Volvo Trucks opens battery assembly plant in Belgium

Volvo Trucks battery assembly plant in Ghent, Belgium

Sweden / Belgium Volvo Trucks Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden has announced that it has opened a battery assembly plant – the company’s first – in Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium, where series production of batteries for its heavy-duty electric trucks will begin in the third quarter of this year. 

At the new plant, cells and modules supplied by Samsung SDI will be assembled into battery packs that will be ready to install into Volvo’s FH, FM, and FMX range of heavy-duty trucks. Each battery pack has a capacity of 90 kWh, and up to six battery packs can be installed in a single truck, providing 540 kWh. Volvo Trucks is keen to stress that the batteries are designed so they can later be remanufactured, refurbished and reused – while the plant they are assembled in is powered entirely by renewable energy. 

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