Volvo Trucks is now starting sales of battery electric heavy-duty trucks in South Korea and is the first global manufacturer to do so. Three different models of electric trucks are in fact now available for South Korean transport companies.
The sale of electric trucks is part of a context in which South Korea has created a national plan to reduce CO2 emissions with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. “We think it is the right time to start selling heavy electric vehicles in South Korea – said Per-Erik Lindström, SVP Volvo Trucks International – and with a 22% market share for heavy vehicles in South Korea, we have an important role to play in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector”.
Volvo Trucks’ goal is for 50% of new trucks sold globally to be electric by 2030. Since starting production of all-electric trucks in 2019, Volvo has sold over 4,300 electric vehicles in more than 38 countries worldwide. Worldwide.
Volvo Trucks was also the first global manufacturer to start series production of heavy electric vehicles and has a wide range of electric trucks with a total of six heavy vehicles.
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