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Old 24th January 2018, 10:05   #1
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Volvo Trucks announced its introduction of electric trucks for urban distribution in Europe.

The electric truck will be built based on Volvo’s extensive experience with electric buses.

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Some Will Hit The Road This Year

Tests scheduled for this year will be carried out with select customers, with full-blown sales slated to start in 2019.

This would displace Tesla's Semi in terms of delivery as Tesla's semi is expected to arrive only in 2020, though Elon Musk has declared a 2019 release.


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In 2019 Volvo Trucks will start selling electric trucks in Europe, and the first units will be put into operation together with selected reference customers already this year. Electric trucks drastically reduce noise and exhaust emissions and open up for new ways to manage logistics. More transport assignments can be carried out at night and fewer trucks need to compete for road space during rush-hour
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urban distribution in Europe
Considering that commercial vehicles pollute a lot more than cars (and are far noisier too), this is great news.

I also like how the press release touches upon night delivery, thereby reducing congestion.

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Tests scheduled for this year will be carried out with select customers, with full-blown sales slated to start in 2019.
They'll get customer orders on the basis of CSR as well.
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Volvo Trucks’ proudly presents its first all-electric truck.

Sales and series production of the new model will start in Europe next year. With this introduction Volvo Trucks takes the lead in solutions for electrified goods transport in cities.

Volvo Trucks introduces its first all-electric truck for commercial use – the Volvo FL Electric. It's primarily to be used for urban distribution and refuse operations.

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Claes Nilsson, President Volvo Trucks:

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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
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Backing the Volvo Trucks offer is the Volvo Group's accumulated expertise in electrified transport solutions. Sister company Volvo Buses has sold more than 4000 electrified buses since 2010. The technology used for propulsion and energy storage in the Volvo FL Electric has been thoroughly tried and tested from the outset and is supported by Volvo Trucks' far-reaching network for sales, service and parts supply

Volvo FL Electric facts:

• Fully electrically-powered truck for distribution, refuse collection and other applications in urban conditions, GVW 16 tonnes.
• Driveline: 185 kW electric motor, max power/130 kW continuous output, two speed transmission, propeller shaft, rear axle. Max torque electric motor 425 Nm. Max torque rear axle 16 kNm.
• Energy storage: 2-6 lithium-ion batteries, totalling 100–300 kWh.
• Range: Up to 300 km.
• Charging: AC charging via the mains grid (22 kW) or DC fast charge via CCS/Combo2 for up to 150 kW.
• Recharging time: From empty to fully charged batteries: fast charge 1-2 hours (DC charging), night charge up to 10 hours (AC charging) with maximum battery capacity of 300 kWh

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Wow! We live in exciting times. These changes are as dramatic as the move from piston engines to jet turbines was in aviation. Volvo is clearly a maker to watch for folks like me who want to switch to electric as far as can be feasible.
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Considering that commercial vehicles pollute a lot more than cars (and are far noisier too), this is great news.

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Although commercial vehicles are more polluting, they emit less pollution on per kg per km travelled or per passenger per km basis. The important thing is to use an appropriate size vehicle for the number of passengers or load to be transported.

Although the vehicle themselves don't emit any pollutants, the energy source in much of India and the world is thermal (coal, gas, diesel,...) so pollution is simply displaced from cities to the countryside. This is changing slowly since solar energy and wind energy are contributing more to the electric grid.
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Mack Trucks plans to have a fully electric refuse vehicle in 2019.

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Mack Trucks, a part of Volvo Group, plans to have a fully electric Mack LR refuse model equipped with an integrated Mack electric drivetrain operating in North America in 2019. The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), one of Mack´s largest customers, will test the demonstration vehicle in its highly demanding operations.
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Volvo FE Electric – Volvo's Second electric truck model in three weeks.

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Just three weeks after the unveiling of Volvo FL Electric, Volvo Trucks introduces yet another electric truck to the market. The Volvo FE Electric is designed for heavier city distribution and refuse transport operations with gross weights of up to 27 tonnes. Sales will commence in Europe in 2019.

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The new Volvo FE Electric will be offered in several variants for different types of transport assignment. For instance with Volvo’s low-entry cab, it will be easier to enter and exit the cab and it gives the driver a commanding view of the surrounding traffic.

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First electric Volvo trucks delivered to customers

Volvo Trucks delivered its first all-electric vehicles on 19 February – a refuse truck to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden.

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Volvo Trucks delivered its first all-electric vehicles on 19 February – a refuse truck to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden.
Bravo. And to think how many of us, including several on our forum, are still arguing against EVs. Change is coming. Feel the winds. This old man cannot wait for Volvo to bring a compact EV to India.
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