Volvo Trucks, more? autonomy for the new generation of the VNR Electric truck

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Electrification is also progressing in the HGV sector . Among the most important builders; active in this field c & # 39; & egrave; Volvo Trucks which has just announced the launch of the new generation of its electric truck VNR Electric designed primarily for the American market. The company is working hard to push the spread of the use of heavy battery vehicles. In this sense, one cannot & ograve; do not remember, for example, the collaboration with DHL.

In addition, he is working with companies; like Aurora to develop autonomous driving solutions for its electric trucks. Volvo Trucks after starting to introduce its battery-powered trucks in Europe, from 2020 it has decided to take them as well to America, launching its VNR Electric model equipped with a 264 kWh battery capable of offering a range of up to 150 miles (about 240 km) depending on the configuration chosen.


Now, the new generation of the VNR Electric model improves above all autonomy thanks to the introduction of larger capacity batteries. Depending on the configuration of the truck, it is; possible to have a capacity total batteries (6 accumulators) up to 565 kWh for a distance that can go up to 275 miles (approximately 442 km). Alternatively & egrave; It is possible to have versions with 4 batteries for a total of 375 kWh.

The capacity has also been improved; charging since & egrave; It is possible to refuel the electric truck with direct current at a maximum power of 250 kW . Truck configurations equipped with the batteries with higher capacity; will be able to reach 80% of the charge in about 90 minutes.

Interested companies may already order this new truck in all the variants in which it is offered by Volvo Trucks. The production, says the company, will start; in the second quarter of 2022. Andy Brown , product marketing manager at Volvo Trucks, commented:

Volvo Trucks continues to expand capacity; of VNR Electric to make it more & ugrave; efficient, meet the demands of our customers and provide a better driving experience. The electric motor with two-speed I-Shift transmission; offers better acceleration. Innovations such as Volvo Active Driver Assist make driving simple and precise, while improving safety.

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