First ever Volvo electric truck

First ever Volvo electric truck

Volvo presents its first fully electric truck for commercial use. The new Volvo FL Electric. This truck is designed primarily for urban distribution, due to its zero gas emissions, which make it ideal for use in indoor terminals and in environmental areas, and its low noise levels, which allow it to work at night.

Volvo is very aware of the respect for the environment, which is why it is making sure that the whole process is environmentally sustainable. For example, it has been ensured that all the raw materials that are used in the manufacture of the batteries are detached in a responsible manner.

This new Volvo truck has an MMA (Maximum Authorized Mass: it is the maximum mass that a 16-ton vehicle can have on the public highway once loaded).

It will have an electric motor of 185 kW. With a maximum power / 130 kW continuous output. Two-speed gearbox, transmission shaft and rear axle. The maximum torque of the electric motor will be 425 Nm. And the maximum torque of the rear axle of 16 kNm.

The technology that will be used for the propulsion and storage of energy in the new Volvo FL Electric truck has been tested and thoroughly tested since the beginning of development and will have the support of the powerful Volvo Trucks network sales, post-sale service and supply parts.

The energy storage is done by means of 2-6 lithium-ion batteries, with a total of 100-300kWh, which allows it to have a range of autonomy of up to 300km. The load can be either by AC charging through the power grid (22 kW) or by DC fast charging via CCS / Combo2 for a maximum of 150 kW.

The time you will need to fully charge a fully empty battery in a fast charge is only 1-2 hours (charge in DC), and in a night load up to 10 hours (charge in CA) with a maximum battery capacity of 300 kWh.

Volvo commented during his presentation that the project «Off Peak City Distribution» (Urban distribution outside the peak hours) has analyzed the effects of the transport of merchandise during the night in the center of Stockholm. If peak hours are avoided, trucks could carry out their transport tasks in one third of the time compared to daytime operations.

The first trucks will start manufacturing next year 2019.

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