We talk a lot about electric cars and how little by little, in the car market, vehicles with this technology begin to gain more weight. However, in the road freight transportThey also play -and will play- a fundamental role.
Apart from conventional passenger cars, the brands present us with new pure electric commercial vehicles. And also, as is the case, heavy vehicles like these trucks from Volvo Trucks who arrive in Spain.
The comprehensive logistics operator on timebased in Madrid, has just acquired nothing more and nothing less than 20 new 100% electric trucks to its fleet, which already has more than 4,000 vehicles. Its transition towards more sustainable transport services free of CO2 emissions takes on greater importance with these new additions.
Specifically, Ontime has acquired 10 rigid trucks, model Volvo FL Electric, with a MMC of up to 16.7 tons. These have a power of up to 180 kW (243 CV) and four battery modules that translates into up to 300 kilometers of autonomy. These first 10 trucks will be incorporated soon.
Later, in the coming months, they will arrive another 10 electric trucks: the Volvo FH Electric tractor unitwith three electric motors, I-Shift gearbox and a 540 kWh battery for another 300 kilometers of autonomy.
All these units are part of a maintenance and repair contractas well as fleet management together with Volvo and Volvo Financial Services, especially for the transformation to electromobility.
The first Ontime electric trucks with the Volvo Trucks signature will start rolling in the first weeks and will be destined for urban distribution operations in the Community of Madrid.
“The arrival of these units confirms once again that at Ontime we have always been pioneers in integrating sustainability into our business model based on ESG criteria,” he said. Angel GonzalezManaging Director of on timea company that has obtained the first Lean&Green star from AECOC for achieving a 20% reduction in its emissions within a maximum period of 5 years.
«The delivery of these 20 Volvo units to Ontime Logística Integral represents a Clear progress for electromobility in Spain and it shows, once again, that the transport industry is changing thanks to strategic players in the sector such as Ontime, with whom we join forces in our firm commitment to transport free of polluting emissions”, declared the CEO of Volvo Trucks, Giovanni Bruno.
Volvo Trucks tore off the production of heavy electric trucks just a few months ago, in September 2022. The brand’s goal is that by 2030 half of all its new trucks sold will be 100% electric. They currently have the more varied range of electric truckswith the heavy-duty Volvo FH, FM and FMX models, as well as the lighter-duty FE, FL and VNR models.