Volvo Trucks formally introduced the market launch of its first all-electric truck in North America, the Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric, which can be provided as a straight truck and 4×2 or 6×2 tractor.

The manufacturing will happen alongside standard counterparts, within the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, beginning in early 2021.

Volvo VNR Electric
Volvo VNR Electric

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