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Volvo Trucks wins $22-million grant to deploy 70 Class 8 VNR e-trucks in California

Volvo Trucks North America has won $21.7 million in grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage. The EPA’s Targeted Air Shed Grant Program will provide $20 million, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District will add $1.7 million for charging infrastructure. Volvo Trucks will deliver… Read more »

Volvo to launch a range of electric trucks in Europe in 2021

Volvo Trucks plans to offer a complete range of all-electric heavy-duty trucks in Europe, starting in 2021. Sales will begin next year, and volume production will start in 2022. The company is now running tests of the electric heavy-duty Volvo FH, FM and FMX trucks, which are aimed at regional transport and urban construction applications…. Read more »

Stena gives Volvo bus batteries a second life

A new agreement between Volvo Buses and Stena Recycling subsidiary Batteryloop will give second lives to used EV batteries. After the batteries are removed from Volvo’s buses, they will be reused as energy storage units in stationary applications such as buildings and charging stations. Bus batteries are used for many years before they need to… Read more »

Former Volvo Trucks exec launches electric truck startup

Patrick Collignon, former COO for Volvo Trucks North and South America, has launched a startup called Trova Commercial Vehicles. The new company, which is located at a business incubation center in Fairlawn, Virginia, offers customized engineering and manufacturing expertise for electric trucks. TrovaCV will offer its industrial model and manufacturing capability to other commercial vehicle… Read more »

Volvo Trucks pilots VNR Electric truck at California dealership

Volvo Trucks North America has deployed its first pilot VNR Electric truck in Southern California as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project—a collaboration with the South Coast Air Quality Management District and 13 other organizations to develop a blueprint to scale up the adoption of battery-electric trucks. The first… Read more »

Volvo Penta develops powertrain for Rosenbauer plug-in fire truck

Volvo Penta has developed an electric driveline for an electrified fire truck from vehicle manufacturer Rosenbauer International. The new truck, named RT (for “Revolutionary Technology”) is currently undergoing intensive testing, and will soon begin real-world customer testing with fire departments in Berlin, Amsterdam and Dubai. Firefighters responding to a call need a vehicle capable of… Read more »

Swedish city to deploy 49 Volvo articulated electric buses, with zone management

The Swedish city of Jönköping plans to electrify several bus routes by the end of next year. The Norwegian firm Vy Buss, which will operate the electric routes, has ordered 49 Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated buses, each of which can carry up to 120 passengers. The new e-buses are scheduled to enter operation in Jönköping… Read more »

Electric buses in Europe: 50 Solaris Urbinos for Poland, 22 Volvo buses for Norway

The Polish city of Cracow has ordered 50 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses, along with 50 plug-in charging stations. The city’s transit agency, MPK, already operates 400 Solaris buses, including 28 electric buses. The new vehicles will be delivered within a year. The order is worth approximately 36 million euros. MPK was awarded an EU… Read more »

ABB to supply high-voltage chargers for Volvo heavy vehicle charging project

Electronics giant ABB will be supplying chargers capable of charging batteries at up to 920 VDC for Volvo’s Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project. The Volvo LIGHTS project is a partnership among the Volvo Group, charging solution provider Greenlots (a Shell subsidiary), and several other players in the charging infrastructure space. The project… Read more »

Malmö, Sweden orders 60 Volvo high-capacity electric buses

Scandinavian transport operator Nobina, which services Malmo, Sweden, has ordered 60 of Volvo’s 7900 Electric Articulated electric buses. Propelled by dual electric motors with a two-speed transmission, the buses have a maximum power output of 400 kW, maximum torque of 31 kN-m at the driven axle, and up to 396 kWh of battery capacity. The… Read more »