Source: Volvo Trucks
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Volvo Trucks’ iconic FH truck range gets a new family member with the Volvo FH Aero. With aerodynamic design and innovative features, the FH Aero offers energy efficiency at a new level, available in 4 variants including biofuel and the award-winning electric version.
With improved aerodynamics and new technologies such as Volvo’s new Camera Monitor System, the new FH Aero Range can cut up to 5% in energy consumption and emissions.
«The new Volvo FH Aero is our most efficient truck ever as we continue to reduce CO2 from our entire product range», says Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks. «This is a Volvo truck at its best — a safe, beautifully designed and superior quality truck for tough long-haul tasks, designed for the success of our customers».
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. Further, the Volvo FH16 becomes the most powerful truck in the industry with an all-new efficient 780 hp engine for the toughest assignments.
Regardless of which powertrain customers choose — electric, gas or diesel — all variants will benefit from lower energy consumption, longer range and a superior level of safety and driving experience.
The new Range will be rolled out step by step to markets during 2024-2025 in 4 versions — the FH Aero, FH Aero Electric, FH Aero gas-powered and FH16 Aero.
The front of the range cab has been extended by 24 cm versus the regular FH. This extension has been instrumental in creating a more aerodynamic truck cab. 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 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 modern new face features a bold, big and easily recognizable Volvo Iron Mark — the largest in modern times on a Volvo truck — as well as the Volvo Spread Word Mark, clearly showing that this is the latest model from Volvo Trucks.
A new advanced Camera Monitor System contributes greatly to both aerodynamics and safety. This new solution, replacing traditional exterior mirrors, opens the visual field for the driver, improving the safety for the driver as well as the surrounding road users.
The camera system has a positive impact on the driver’s visibility in rainy and dark conditions, but also in direct sunlight and when driving in tunnels. When driving with a trailer, the camera system has an auto-panning function, following the turning trailer.