Posts Tagged: Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta starts producing powertrain for Rosenbauer’s electric fire truck

Volvo Penta has commenced production of bespoke electric drivelines for vehicle manufacturer Rosenbauer’s new fire truck. Volvo Penta and its customer Rosenbauer adapted proven technology from Volvo Trucks and Volvo Buses to create a completely new vehicle architecture. The new truck, named Revolutionary Technology (RT), pushed Volvo Penta’s electric drivelines to new heights. Unlike other… Read more »

Volvo Penta acquires majority stake in marine battery system supplier ZEM

Volvo Penta has become the majority shareholder of Norwegian marine battery and electric driveline supplier ZEM. “Marine electromobility has a unique set of requirements,” explains Volvo Penta CTO Peter Granqvist. “There are very specific considerations of utmost importance around the installation environment, safety, the use case itself, and the current lack of charging infrastructure.” ZEM’s… Read more »

Volvo Penta and TICO partner to develop e-trucks

Volvo Penta has joined forces with terminal tractor manufacturer TICO to develop electric terminal truck prototypes. Terminal tractors, also known as yard goats, are used to move cargo in ports, distribution centers, and rail terminals. They are considered an ideal application for EVs. “TICO has always been at the forefront of bringing alternative powertrain solutions… 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 »

Volvo Penta showcases electric terminal tractor

Volvo Penta showcased an electric terminal tractor at a recent port and terminal technology trade show in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The tractor was retrofitted with a Volvo Penta electric driveline, borrowing technologies from Volvo’s electric buses and trucks. Volvo Penta has been active in establishing its presence in the EV industry, aiming to offer electrified… Read more »