The FH Electric is the largest e-powered truck in Volvo’s fleet of electric vehicles. With a range of 300km, it is well suited to extended transportation routes and intercity travel. Followmont also ordered an FL Electric, which has a range of 400km and is designed for urban delivery and intercity transportation. Both trucks are anticipated to be delivered to Followmont Transport in late 2023.
Martin Merrick, President of Volvo Group Australia said, “Australia’s first order for the FH Electric is a huge milestone for Volvo Group, our valued customers at Followmont Transport, and the future of transportation in Australia. The FH Electric is set to be a game changer for transportation in Australia. It will play an important role in the decarbonization of Australia’s transportation sector.”
“This investment allows Followmont to set itself apart as a company that is stepping up and helping realize a future with cleaner and greener vehicles on Australian roads.”
Mark Tobin, CEO of Followmont Transport said, “Our investment in these two e-powered trucks represents an important milestone for Followmont, as we look to reduce our emissions, help partners decarbonize, and support the goal of a net zero future. At Followmont, we take our responsibility seriously and understand this is the time for change.
“We’re excited to take delivery of our first electric units later this year, getting on the front foot to further reduce our impact on the environment and take our strategy to the next level,” Tobin said.
Followmont is based in Southeast Queensland and delivers goods across Queensland and New South Wales.