Volvo Trucks’ first all-electric truck premieres
Volvo Trucks introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use—the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution, refuse, and other operations. Sales and series production of the new model will begin in Europe next year.
Potential customers have questions about the opportunities generated by the technology and how it can impact their operations.
“In order to make the transition secure and smooth, we will offer holistic solutions based on each customer’s individual needs regarding driving cycles, load capacity, uptime, range, and other parameters. Such a solution may encompass everything from route analysis and battery optimization to servicing and financing. Volvo Trucks works closely with several suppliers of charging equipment. The aim as always is to offer customers high uptime and productivity,” said Jonas Odermalm, Head of Product Strategy Volvo FL and Volvo FE at Volvo Trucks.
The first trucks in the Volvo FL Electric range are now entering regular operation with customers in Gothenburg.
The Volvo FL Electric truck features:
- GVW 16 t (16,000 kg; 35,274 lb)
- Driveline: 185 kW electric motor, max power/130 kW continuous output, two-speed transmission, propeller shaft, rear axle. Max torque electric motor 425 N·m. Max torque rear axle 16 kN·m
- Energy storage: 2-6 lithium-ion batteries, totaling 100–300 kW·h
- Range: Up to 300 km (186 mi)
- 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 h (DC charging), night charge up to 10 h (AC charging) with maximum battery capacity of 300 kW·h
The first two Volvo FL Electric trucks will be operated by refuse collection and recycling company Renova and haulage firm TGM.