Energy Efficiency, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - April 13, 2018
Volvo introduces all-electric truck
Volvo Trucks announced on Apr. 12 the introduction of its first all-electric truck for commercial use. The Volvo FL Electric truck is geared for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications.
In a statement, Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, said, "We're immensely proud to present the first in a range of fully electrically-powered Volvo trucks ready for regular traffic. With this model, we are making it possible for cities that aim for sustainable urban development to benefit from the advantages of electrified truck transports."
The company statement noted, “An electric truck without any exhaust emissions can be used in indoor terminals and environmental zones. Their low noise level creates opportunities for doing more work at night, thus reducing the burden on the roads during the day.”
Among the attributes of the Volvo FL Electric line is a fast charge time of one to two hours (DC charging) or night charge up to 10 hours (AC charging) with a maximum battery capacity of 300kWh. Energy storage includes 2-6 lithium-ion batteries, totaling 100-300 kWh.
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