Friday, June 16, 2023

FAMCO Launches the First-ever Heavy-duty Electric Truck Range in the Middle East by Volvo



  • The leading heavy vehicle and machinery importer, FAMCO, makes history as they launch the first-ever heavy-duty electric truck range in the Middle East & UAE
  • The electric truck range by Volvo has already been tested for the region and sold to the FMCG mogul, Unilever.


(BUSINESS WIRE)--FAMCO proudly announced the launch of the first-ever heavy-duty electric truck in the Middle East, solidifying their position as pioneers in the market and their commitment to sustainable solutions in transportation.

This groundbreaking achievement by FAMCO represents a significant stride towards reducing transportation-related emissions to zero, aligning with the UAE's sustainable development strategy as the country prepares to host COP28 in November 2023.

The UAE, known for its forward-thinking approach, embraces this new transportation era with FAMCO at the forefront as the year of suitability unravels with green solutions and sustainable inventions every day.

The launch event was held at AlSerkal Avenue – Concrete on the 13th of June, 2023, as a crowd of business CEOs, media representatives, and business partners witnessed the exciting unveiling of the first-ever heavy-duty electric truck in the region.

“FAMCO is part of the Al-Futtaim Automotive Group, and the group keeps introducing new products and services to keep the UAE moving towards building a more sustainable future of mobility and support the UAE’s Net-Zero 2050 strategic goals. While we currently offer a variety of hybrid and electric vehicles, Volvo's launch of the first-ever heavy-duty electric truck range represents a huge leap into a greener future,” said Ramez Hamdan, Managing Director, FAMCO.

Key Specifications of the Volvo FH Heavy-Duty Electric Truck:

  • Gross Combination Weight (GCW) of up to 44 tons
  • Impressive range of up to 300 kilometers
  • Rapid charging time of 2.5 hours (DC) / 9.5 hours (AC)
  • Exceptional driveline performance of up to 490 kW / 666 hp

Unlike other companies in the testing or trial stages, Volvo offers a full range of tested and available electric trucks for purchase, as the first truck was already sold to Unilever, the FMCG giant, for their UAE operations. Through investing in Volvo's electric trucks, business partners can electrify their fleets and become pioneers in the green transportation movement, and eventually, a better future for us all.

Mr. Ahmed Kadous, Unilever’s Head of Supply Chain MENA & Personal Care Category in the Middle East & Turkey, commented: “We have committed to achieving net zero emissions throughout our value chain by 2039. Logistics will play a crucial role in achieving this ambition as it contributes up to 15% of our emissions. To achieve this, we want to push our business beyond its current limits to see how we can address the current environmental crisis. So, we are pioneering the green transportation movement in the UAE, and this electric truck forms the second addition to our delivery fleet. Earlier in March, we added the first Electric Van (EV) to our UAE delivery fleet, the first in the UAE.”



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