Volvo to demonstrate electric regional-haul truck in 2019

Volvo Trucks plans to introduce an all-electric version of its Volvo VNR regional-haul vehicle in California next year. The VNR Electric truck will be based on the propulsion and energy-storage technology used in the Volvo FE Electric, which the company plans to sell in Europe in 2019. Volvo hopes to bring the VNR Electric to market in North America in 2020.

“The Volvo VNR Electric [is] designed to support cities focused on sustainable urban development and fleets operating in a range of regional-haul and distribution operations,” Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve said. “The Volvo VNR Electric leverages the versatility of the new Volvo VNR series with a proven fully-electric powertrain.”

“The Volvo VNR is ideal for applications like heavy urban distribution, drayage and other regional applications where electric trucks will first have the greatest impact,” said Johan Agebrand, Volvo Trucks North America Director of Product Marketing. “The VNR series has received tremendous industry acceptance since its April 2017 introduction and the addition of an all-electric powertrain provides even greater opportunities to expand its footprint in the regional-haul market.”

 

Source: Volvo via Green Car Congress