Volvo electric semi trucks hit the road in Europe next year – Roadshow

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Issues are altering at Volvo Trucks‘ expansive lineup of professional quality vehicles and semis. The division introduced Thursday its lineup of all-electric semi vehicles will launch in Europe subsequent yr because it prepares for mass manufacturing of the autos in 2022. With 50 tons of capability and electrical driving ranges as much as an estimated 186 miles, Volvo Vehicles stated that is simply the beginning of its EV revolution.

In the long term, Volvo Vehicles plans to introduce extra superior electrical semis with longer driving ranges by way of this decade. It additionally stated it has plans for hydrogen gasoline cells as properly, which might maybe be a thorn within the facet of hydrogen truck startup Nikola. Toyota, too, plans for a fuel-cell semi. Each zero-emission powertrain applied sciences will assist Volvo transfer towards a fossil-free lineup of vehicles by 2040, in line with the division, however the transition shall be gradual, within the firm’s phrases.

Whereas the total lineup of vehicles seen right here will not launch till subsequent yr, the Volvo VNR Electric transport truck hits the street subsequent month. Trials have been ongoing in southern California, the place the electrical semi runs between 75 and 175 miles. It is only a constructing block towards the corporate’s all-electric future, however nonetheless, it is an necessary one.

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