Volvo Trucks started to deliver its first fully-electric trucks in Europe. These include a dump truck for the company for the disposal and treatment of waste Renova in Hamburg (Germany) and the truck for the Swedish service provider Schenker TGM.
Electric trucks are part of the pilot episode, developed in collaboration with selected customers. Serial production of the Volvo FL and Volvo FE Electric Electric will officially begin in the second half of 2019 in limited quantities, intended for the European markets.
Volvo FL Electric is designed for urban transportation and municipal services for waste disposal and other services. Electric truck motor has a maximum output of 185 kW (or constant power 130 kW). A 16-tonne Volvo FL Electric receives power from two to six Li-ion battery packs with a capacity of 50 kWh each. The total capacity of the battery is from 100 to 300 kWh, which provides a cruising range on one charge from 100 to 300 kilometers. The process of charging alternating current with power up to 22 kW takes about 13 hours for batteries with a capacity of 300 kWh Battery packs can also be charged within 1-2 hours using CCS fast charging with constant current up to 150 kW.
Volvo FE Electric — 27-ton electric truck, which is driven by two electric motors with a maximum output of 370 kW and a constant power of 260 kW. For this truck possible batteries with a capacity from 200 to 300 kW / h, power Reserve is up to 200 km also can be charged with a variable current up to 22 kW charging with a constant current up to 150 kW.
After the launch of electric trucks in Europe, Volvo Trucks plans to deliver in North America by 2020, its first fully electric truck Volvo VNR-driven FE Electric.