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Exec leaves Tesla to lead new Volvo/Northvolt battery factory in Sweden

By all accounts, Tesla’s battery tech is superior to anything currently available to the legacy automakers. So, if you can’t beat ‘em, what do you do? You join ‘em—or poach some of their battery talent to lead your own efforts. Battery developer Northvolt was founded in 2017 by two Tesla alums who were involved in… Read more »

Volvo Trucks’ next-gen VNR Electric offers enhanced range and additional configurations

Volvo Trucks North America is currently delivering its Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 truck to fleets across the US. Now the company has announced that production of a new model, which features an 85% increase in range, faster charging, and more configurations for heavy-duty transport, will begin in Q2 2022. The next-gen VNR Electric is… Read more »

Volvo’s FH Electric heavy-duty truck proves range and energy efficiency in independent testing

In an independent energy efficiency test with a fully loaded heavy-duty electric Volvo truck in Germany, the truck exceeded its official range, and used 50% less energy than its diesel counterpart. The tested truck was a Volvo FH Electric, which has a gross combination weight of 40 tons, a 540 kWh battery pack and continuous… Read more »

Volvo, Daimler and Traton to build high-power charging network for commercial EVs in Europe

Commercial vehicle manufacturers Volvo Group, Daimler Truck and the Traton Group have agreed to create a joint venture to build and operate a high-power public charging network for heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches across Europe. The planned JV, which will be equally owned by the three firms, is scheduled to start operations in 2022. The… Read more »

European shipping company orders 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks

DFDS, a shipping and logistics firm based in Northern Europe, has placed an order with Volvo Trucks for 100 Volvo FM Electric trucks. The deal is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks. Deliveries of the trucks will start in the fourth quarter of 2022 and continue throughout 2023. Volvo Financial Services… Read more »

Volvo CE introduces 3 new electric construction machines

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has introduced three new electric compact construction machines, bringing its electric lineup to five models. The new L20 Electric, EC18 Electric and ECR18 Electric are now available to reserve online for delivery in 2022. The L20 Electric compact wheel loader and EC18 Electric and ECR18 Electric compact excavators represent the… Read more »

Volvo Trucks and AMPLY Power collaborate on charge management programs for electric truck fleets

Charging and energy management provider AMPLY Power is collaborating with Volvo Trucks North America on customer programs to maximize uptime and cost savings for electric Class 8 heavy-duty truck fleets. The companies are now working on projects with two heavy-duty electric truck fleets. One of these is Manhattan Beer Distributors, one of the largest beverage… Read more »

Performance Team orders 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks

Warehousing and distribution company Performance Team (a Maersk company) has placed an order for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks—the largest order for the model to date. The Volvo VNR Electric is designed for local and regional freight distribution, and the new e-trucks will go into service carrying regional loads to customers across Southern… Read more »

Daimler, Traton and Volvo to build a European charging network for heavy-duty trucks

Three of Europe’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers—Daimler Truck, the Volvo Group, and the Traton Group (owner of the Scania, MAN and Navistar brands)—have signed a non-binding agreement to build a public charging network for battery-electric heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches across Europe. The agreement lays the foundation of a future joint venture, which is to… Read more »