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Australian shipping firm orders 36 Volvo FL electric trucks

Australian express freight company Team Global Express has ordered 36 Volvo FL electric trucks–apparently the automaker’s largest electric truck order in Australia to date.  The Volvo FL electric trucks are designed for urban distribution and have a load capacity of 5.5 tonnes. They will become a part of Team Global Express Sydney’s metropolitan pick-up and… Read more »

Volvo to build electric trucks using fossil-free steel

Volvo Trucks has begun production of heavy-duty 44-tonne (GCW) electric trucks partly made from “fossil-free” steel produced by the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB. SSAB claims to use a new technology that relies on fossil-free electricity and hydrogen. The company estimates that the new process eliminates some 90% of CO2 emissions from steel production. Volvo will… Read more »

Volvo Cars divests its holding in Aurobay to Geely Holding

Volvo Cars will divest its 33% stake in engine supplier Aurobay to Geely Holding, in order to put itself in a position to achieve a fully electric lineup of vehicles by 2030. Aurobay was formed as a stand-alone business in 2021 when Volvo Cars’ subsidiary Powertrain Engineering Sweden, was carved out from the Volvo Car… Read more »

Pilot and Volvo to build charging network for medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks

Pilot Company (formerly Pilot Flying J), which operates over 800 retail fuel stations, is moving with confidence into the EV charging space. Now the company has signed a letter of intent with the Volvo Group to develop a charging network open to all battery-electric Class 8 truck brands. Chargers will be located at select Pilot… Read more »

Volvo Trucks provides electrification consulting for fleet customers

One of the keys to Tesla’s early success was that the company understood that winning drivers over to electric drive involves more than just selling cars. The importance of a more comprehensive customer relationship applies with even more force in the commercial vehicle market, and savvy commercial EV makers are offering “turnkey” electrification solutions, helping… Read more »

Tradelink Transport buys 15 Volvo VNR Electric trucks to serve ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Tradelink Transport, a minority-owned trucking company based in Compton, California, operates a fleet of 40 Class 8 trucks, transporting a variety of products for major shipping companies between the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and nearby rail yards. The company recently purchased 15 Volvo VNR Electric trucks, which are expected to provide air… Read more »

The upcoming Volvo EX90 will eventually be equipped with bidirectional charging

Bidirectional charging is rapidly becoming an expected feature for new EV models. The latest automaker to join the bi bandwagon is Volvo—the upcoming EX90 will be the automaker’s first model to be “hardware-ready” for bidirectional charging. “You could use [the EX90’s] battery in many ways, from topping up your electric bike when you’re out and… Read more »

Volvo Trucks to produce trucks with new rear e-axle

Volvo Trucks has introduced a new e-axle designed for the rear axle of its trucks. The company says the e-axle “allows even more batteries on the truck by integrating the electric motors and the transmission into the rear axle. More batteries mean longer range, which creates opportunities for long-distance transports to also be electrified.” “We… Read more »

First drive of Volvo FH heavy-duty electric truck

Volvo Trucks currently offers six electric truck models, and it recently began series production of a trio of heavy-duty e-trucks: the long-haul FH; the medium-haul FM; and the FMX for construction applications. Reporters from the Australian EV media outlet The Driven recently traveled to Volvo HQ in Gothenburg, Sweden to take the heavy-duty Volvo FH… Read more »

Starbucks, Volvo and ChargePoint to build electric coffee highway from Denver to Seattle

We’re not sure why, but there does seem to be an affinity between coffee and driving electric. Starbucks has long offered EV charging at some of its stores, and now the chain, in partnership with Volvo Cars, is planning to install chargers along a 1,350-mile route between the hypercaffeinated cities of Denver and Seattle. By… Read more »