Volvo has launched a new member of its FH truck range: the Volvo FH Aero.
The company claims that with aerodynamic design and innovative features, the FH Aero offers energy efficiency at a new level. It’s available in four variants, including biofuel and an electric version.
“The new Volvo FH Aero is our most efficient truck ever as we continue to reduce CO2 from our entire product range”, said Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks.
Selected as International Truck of the Year 2024, the Volvo FH Electric will also be offered in the new Aero version, an energy-efficient addition to Volvo’s already wide range of electric trucks. The front of the Volvo FH Aero cab has been extended by 24 cm compared with the regular Volvo FH to achieve better aerodynamics. Not only does the better aerodynamics give lower fuel consumption, it also provides better driving stability in windy conditions.
The improved aerodynamics also benefits the FH Aero Electric model through better free-rolling properties. This allows increased energy regeneration for feeding back into the battery while braking or going downhill, ready for use when needed in the next acceleration or uphill climb.
The new model also includes a new advanced Camera Monitor System. This replaces traditional exterior mirrors and gives the driver better visibility, especially in dark or rainy conditions. When driving with a trailer, the camera system has an auto-panning function, following the turning trailer.
The new Aero truck models will be rolled out step by step to markets during 2024-2025 in four versions – the FH Aero, FH Aero Electric, FH Aero gas-powered and FH16 Aero.