Volvo Trucks unveiled 3 new electric trucks
Volvo Trucks has unveiled the details of its three new electric trucks-FH, FM and FMX. All three electric models production will start in the second half of 2022. With the launch of the three new electric models the Volvo Trucks portfolio consists of six medium and heavy-duty electric trucks ranging from 16 to 44 tonnes.
The company’s FH Electric will be used in the regional and interregional transport segment, the FM Electric for the local and heavy haulage and regional distribution transport, and the FMX Electric will be used as cleaner and quieter construction transport.
The FH, FM and FMX are equipped with 3 electric motors I-Shift transmission, each combined electric motor output puts at 490 kW. It does give torque at up to 28,000 Nm. The six-unit lithium-ion battery pack on board the e-trucks comes with an energy content of 540 kWh. It provides a range of up to 300 kilometres. They are available in two alternative chassis heights with wheelbases ranging from 3,800 to 6,700 mm.
Jonas Odermalm, Vice President of Electromobility Product Management at Volvo Trucks said “Since the truck always starts in the highest possible gear, energy efficiency and savings are achieved thanks to a minimum of gear changes.”
“For entrepreneurs, it is important that the transition to electric trucks is gradual, smooth and easy,” said Odermalm. “They will have a mixed fleet with different powertrains for many years and can continue to use systems like Dynafleet and the same service provider for all their Volvo trucks. The powertrain may be different, but the rest is very similar, so the move to electric trucks is seamless and logical.”
Volvo Cars action plans include new batteries & 50 GWh production capacity battery plant
Recently, Volvo cars have shared its plan of action, it will work on new batteries that can provide a range of 1,000 kilometres on a single charge for its electric vehicles. It will also bring in some fast charging technology. Apart from these, there are also plans for a battery plant in Europe with a 50 GWh production capacity which is said to be larger than the 35 GWh capacity of Tesla’s Nevada gigafactory.
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