Just over two years in the past, Volvo Trucks launched the VNR Electric regional transport truck to the US market, and now the corporate has introduced an enhanced model – with more per-charge vary and faster charging.
The class 8 electric truck is a part of a six-strong fleet of all-electric heavy vehicles within the Volvo Trucks vary, and is out there in four-battery and six-battery variations, with configurations for the previous operating to 4×2, 6×2 or 6×4 truck or tractor setups, whereas the six-battery config is obtainable as a 6×2 or 6×4 tractor.
Onboard power storage capability tops out at 565 kWh for a per-charge vary of as much as 275 miles (440 km) – representing an 85 p.c enhance on the VNR Electric from December 2020. And braking power might be trickled again into the battery stacks to probably eke a little bit more vary earlier than needing to tug right into a charging station.
The truck helps 250-kW fast-charging that permits drivers of a four-battery truck to get to 80-percent capability in 60 minutes whereas the six-battery setup goes to 80-percent in 90 minutes.
The VNR Electric’s 455-hp (340-kW) drivetrain can produce as much as 4,051 lb-ft (5,492 Nm) of peak output torque, options two-speed automated transmission and is reported to have a highway-capable high velocity of 68 mph (109 km/h). The truck additionally comes with ahead collision avoidance tech that makes use of radar and cameras to help drivers in responding to altering visitors conditions and assist scale back collision danger.
Production of the improved VNR Electric is because of begin within the second quarter of this yr at Volvo’s New River Valley facility in Virginia, and is one other optimistic step in the direction of the corporate’s aim of getting electric vehicles make up 50 p.c of its international gross sales by 2030. The video under has more.
Volvo Trucks – Introducing the next-gen VNR Electric
Source: Volvo Trucks