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forakzai forakzai 04/16/2018 - 12:44pm

Volvo’s Making Electric Trucks Now, Too

Volvo is getting serious about electric vehicles. So is the truck manufacturer of the same name. While Geely owns the automaker, the truck manufacturer is its own company. (Although Geely did recently buy a small portion of the truckmaker as well.) The Volvo Group also controls the Renault and Mack truck brands (among others). It’s designed for “urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications.” And it offers lower noise levels and better air quality than conventionally powered trucks. The truck can quick-charge in 1-2 hours via DC power, or charge up via AC power in 10 hours overnight.

“We’re immensely proud to present the first in a range of fully electrically-powered Volvo trucks ready for regular traffic,” said Volvo Trucks president Claes Nilsson. “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.”

While this is the first fully electric truck from Volvo, it has offered hybrid trucks for some time already. This won’t be the last, either, as Volvo Trucks plans to offer a full range of battery-powered models.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Source:
https://www.carscoops.com/2018/04/volvos-making-electric-trucks-now/

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  • The Giffriend
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    They were already giving a Natural gas alternative to the diesel ones and they were almost better than the diesels, this is the next step of that goind electric!
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Yeah Volvo is doing incredible things
    • The Giffriend
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      They always have been doing great things, they were just a bit under the radar and now they are really famous that's the difference, back in the day people didn't look at volvo that much but right now they are a really hot brand in the market!
  • forakzai
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    wow that sounds so bad ass... i love that this industry is going electric