12 Apr '18, 5pm

First Electric Volvo Truck Deliveries Coming in 2019

Volvo Trucks has introduced the first all-electric commercial truck, with sales in Europe set to start next year. Not quite as big as Tesla’s pre-production tractor-trailer , the Volvo truck is meant for urban distribution and “refuse operations,” which we’re pretty sure is Volvonese for picking up garbage. Powered by a 185 kW motor, kicking out 174 hp and 313 lb-ft of torque (at the motor), it sends that power to the rear wheels through a two-speed transmission and is rated at 16 tonnes GVW. Its 2-6 lithium-ion batteries (which, by the way, are sourced ethically) combine for 100-300 kWh of storage. That’s good for a range of about 300 km and it can be charged in as little as an hour (or overnight on regular plugs). ALSO SEE: Volvo Trucks Rolls Out Collision Avoidance System It doesn’t end here, though. As Claes Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks, says there will be more e...

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