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18 May, 2022

Volvo Trucks opens new battery plant in Belgium

Volvo Trucks, part of Sweden-based motor vehicle manufacturing giant Volvo Group, has opened a new battery assembly plant in Ghent, Belgium, to supply its heavy-duty electric range.

By Naomi Davies

Volvo Trucks, part of Sweden-based multinational manufacturing corporation Volvo Group, has opened its first battery assembly plant. The new factory is located in Ghent, Belgium, and will assemble battery packs for Volvo Trucks’ heavy-duty electric range.

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The new plant is powered fully by renewable energy. The opening will help shorten lead times for customers and boost circularity.  

In a press release, Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks, commented: “This investment shows our strong commitment to electrifying truck transportation. By 2030, at least 50% of all trucks we sell globally will be electric and by 2040, we will be a carbon-neutral company.”

Volvo Trucks are assembled in 13 countries worldwide. In 2021, the company delivered approximately 123,000 trucks across the globe.

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