Volvo Trucks has scooped a prestigious industry award for its Volvo FH Electric, with the
model becoming the first-ever electric truck to be named International Truck of the Year.
In explaining their decision, the jury praised the electric truck’s performance, seamless
acceleration, quietness, and vibration-free behaviour.

“With the introduction of the FH Electric, Volvo Trucks has delivered a state-of-the-art
battery electric vehicle range, suitable for a wide array of transport operations. It’s proof that
the energy transition is gaining strength even in today’s challenging business environment,”
stated Gianenrico Griffini, Chairman, International Truck of the Year.

Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks, accepted the prestigious award last night during the
prize ceremony at the Solutrans Transport Exhibition in Lyon, France.

“I am very proud that our Volvo FH Electric has won this highly respected award. For the first
time in history, the transport industry has chosen an electric vehicle as Truck of the Year. The
Volvo FH Electric represents a new era in trucking and winning this award clearly shows that
the shift to zero emission transport is happening here and now,” commented Alm.

“I sincerely want to thank everyone who has contributed to this success. It’s based on great
teamwork among our colleagues within the Volvo Group, and close cooperation with our
valued customers, partners and suppliers.”

This is the fourth time that Volvo’s iconic FH model has been named International Truck of
the Year. The Volvo FH is one of the industry’s most successful models of all time with nearly
1.4 million trucks sold all over the world.

The Volvo FH Electric can operate up to 44 tonnes. Production of the truck started in 2022
in Volvo’s factory in Gothenburg, Sweden, expanding to its factory in Ghent, Belgium in

Volvo Trucks was the first global manufacturer to start series production of electric trucks in
2019, and today it has a broad electric line-up with a total of six electric trucks designed to
handle a wide variety of transport assignments.

The International Truck of the Year organisation was launched in 1977 and is made up of 24
commercial vehicle journalists from major trucking magazines throughout the UK and
Europe. The annual award is given to the truck introduced in the market in the previous 12
months that has made the most significant contribution to road transport efficiency. Several
key criteria are evaluated, including technological innovation, comfort, safety, driveability,
energy efficiency, environmental ‘footprint’, and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
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