Sweden – Volvo Trucks Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden has announced a low entry version of the ‘FM’ heavy truck range which will become the company’s first vehicle model to be offered only with a battery electric driveline.
The ‘FM Low Entry’ is intended for urban use in distribution, waste, and construction applications. It is a 19-32 tonne (GVW) truck with wheelbase options between 3,900 and 6,000 mm and cab options with internal heights of 1,575 mm and 1,945 mm. Compared to the conventional FM design, the FM Low Entry’s cab is lower; it has also been moved forward and provided with low instep and flat floor for easier entry and exit. Volvo says the new truck earned a Direct Vision rating of five stars, the highest attainable.