The manufacturing will happen alongside standard counterparts, within the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, beginning in early 2021.
Because of the $91 million Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project, led by Volvo Vehicles (in partnership with 14 different organizations) in Southern California, the corporate was capable of jump-start its truck electrification. Volvo is offering some 25 vans for the LIGHTS.
In October, the corporate additionally obtained a $20 million order for 70 VNR Electrical (that can be deployed from Q1 2021 to Q3 2022) from the U.S. Environmental Safety Company’s (EPA) Focused Air Shed Grant Program. A further $1.7 million from the South Coast Air High quality Administration District (South Coast AQMD) can be spent on charging infrastructure.
Orders for practically 100 first automobiles is a place to begin each enterprise might dream of.
The truck is supplied with a 264 kWh battery, which, relying on sort, ought to translate into 120-150 miles of real-world vary (200-240 km).
Volvo VNR Electrical specs:
- vary of as much as 150 miles (240 km) relying on configuration
- Three configuarations:
Straight truck – as much as 150 miles, a gross car weight score of 33,200 lbs
4×2 tractor – as much as 120 miles, can carry a GCVW of as much as 66,000 lbs
6×2 tractor- as much as 120 miles, can carry a GCVW of as much as 82,000 lbs
- 264 kWh battery
- high velocity of 65 mph (105 km/h)
- system output of 455 hp with as much as 4,051 lb/ft torque
dual-motor drivetrain with two-speed I-Shift automated transmission
- quick charging (80%) in 70 minutes utilizing 150 kW DC charger