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Volvo Trucks to introduce all-electric trucks in North America 2018.10.02

Gothenburg, Sweden - September 27, 2018 - As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California's South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure, Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialize them in North America in 2020.

Volvo Trucks want a better everyday life for all people living, working and visiting our towns and cities.
Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks
 

Gothenburg, Sweden - September 27, 2018

As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure, Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialize them in North America in 2020.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $44.8 million to SCAQMD for the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project.

Cleaner city air
Electromobility is an important part of Volvo Trucks’ ambition to move towards our vision of zero emissions and we are working with cities around the world that are actively seeking to improve air quality
.
Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks
 
The Volvo LIGHTS project will involve 16 partners, and transform freight operations at the facilities of two of the United States' top trucking fleets.

Volvo LIGHTS is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.

Claes Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks.
Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks
 
"This is yet another important step towards our vision zero emissions. We are convinced that electrified truck transport will be a key driver of sustainable transports, and we're proud to contribute the Volvo Group's expertise to this innovative public-private partnership," said Claes Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks.

The demonstration units will be based on the technology currently being used in the Volvo FE Electric, which Volvo Trucks presented in May and will begin selling in Europe in 2019.

https://www.volvotrucks.com/en-en/news/press-release.html?pubid=23207  


Peter Voorhoeve, President of Volvo Trucks North America
Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks
 
"This is an excellent opportunity to show the end-to-end potential of electrification," said Peter Voorhoeve, President of Volvo Trucks North America.
"From solar energy harvesting at our customer locations, to electric vehicle uptime services, to potential second uses for batteries, this project will provide invaluable experience and data for the whole value chain."

A variety of smart technologies will be used – including remote diagnostics, geofencing, and the company's web-based service management platform – to monitor all truck performance aspects of the project, and maximize vehicle uptime.

Anna Thordén, Product Manager, Electromobility at Volvo Trucks.
Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks
 
The Volvo LIGHTS project is an example of the new forms of public-private partnerships that electrification of truck transport will allow, as regions target improved air quality, reduced traffic noise, and reduced congestion during peak hours – because operations can be carried out quietly and without tail-pipe exhaust emissions early in the morning or late at night.


Facts, Volvo Trucks' electrically powered trucks

Volvo FE Electric

• Fully electrically-powered truck for distribution, refuse collection and other applications in urban conditions, GVW 27 tonnes.

• Driveline: Two electric motors with 370 kW max power (260 kW cont. power) with a Volvo 2-speed transmission. Max torque electric motors 850 Nm. Max torque rear axle 28 kNm.

• Energy storage: Lithium-ion batteries, 200-300 kWh.

• Range: Up to 200 km.

• Charging: Two different charging systems are available. CCS2: Maximum charge power 150 kW DC. Low Power Charging: Maximum charge power 22 kW AC.

• Charging time: From empty to fully charged batteries (300 kWh): CCS2 150 kW appr. 1.5 hours, Low power charging appr.10 hours.



Volvo FL Electric

• Fully electrically-powered truck for distribution, refuse collection and other applications in urban conditions, GVW 16 tonnes.

• Driveline: Electric motor with 185 kW max power (130 kW cont. power) with a Volvo 2-speed transmission. Max torque electric motor 425 Nm. Max torque rear axle 16 kNm.

• Energy storage: Lithium-ion batteries, totalling 100-300 kWh.

• Range: Up to 300 km.

• Charging: Two different charging systems are available. CCS2: Maximum charge power 150 kW DC. Low Power Charging: Maximum charge power 22 kW AC.

• Charging 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.


Facts, SCAQMD

• Volvo Trucks will deploy eight multi-configuration battery Class 8 electric demonstration units (GVW +15 tons), and an additional 15 precommercial and commercial units, throughout California's South Coast Air Basin.

• The project will also integrate non-truck battery-electric equipment, non-proprietary chargers, and solar energy production equipment.

• The project will reduce an estimated 3.57 tons of criteria pollutants
(defined air pollutants) and 3,020 tons of greenhouse gases annually.


Read more about electromobility:
https://www.volvotrucks.com/electromobility  


The Volvo FE Electric has a Volvo developed driveline with twin electric motors producing a total maximum power output of 370 kW and continuous power output of 260 kW.
Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks
 

For further information, please contact:

Anders Vilhelmsson

Vice President Corporate Communication & Public Affairs
Email: anders.vilhelmsson@volvo.com  
Phone: +46 31 3223879


The FE Electric offers two different charging systems – CCS charging with charge power up to 150 kW DC and Low Power Charging with charge power up to 22 kW AC.
Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks
 

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks.

Customer support is secured via a global network of 2,100 dealers and workshops in more than 130 countries.


 
 
Volvo trucks are assembled in 16 countries across the globe.

In 2017, more than 112,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide.

Volvo Trucks is part of Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines.

The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service.
Volvo Trucks´ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.


Source: Volvo Trucks

https://www.volvotrucks.com/en-en/news/press-release.html  



ASTROMAN Magazine - 2018.09.28

Ola Källenius to become Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG in 2019

https://www.astroman.com.pl/index.php?mod=magazine&a=read&id=2595  


ASTROMAN Magazine - 2016.09.02

Daimler Trucks North America presents the all new Freightliner Cascadia - its most  advanced truck  ever produced

https://www.astroman.com.pl/index.php?mod=magazine&a=read&id=2114  



Editor-in-Chief of ASTROMAN magazine: Roman Wojtala, Ph.D.


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