12 Apr '18, 2pm

Volvo Trucks introduces its first electric truck for commercial use; sales and production start next year

Volvo Trucks introduces its first electric truck for commercial use; sales and production start next year

Volvo Trucks introduced its first battery-electric truck for commercial use: the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications. Sales and series production of the new model will start in Europe next year. The first trucks in the Volvo FL Electric range are now entering regular operation with customers—refuse collection and recycling company Renova and haulage firm TGM—in Gothenburg, the home of Volvo Trucks. Electric drive unit for Volvo FL Electric. The 16-tonne GVW Volvo FL Electric features a 185 kW electric motor, maximum power (130 kW continuous output); a two-speed transmission, propeller shaft, rear axle. Max torque from the electric motor is 425 N·m. Max torque on the rear axle is 16 kN·m. The truck can be outfitted with 2-6 lithium-ion batter packs, totalling 100-300 kWh. AC charging is via the mains grid (22 kW) or DC fa...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/04/20180412-volvo.html

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