Volvo Trucks unveiled a completely new, fully electric rear axle at the 2022 IAA transport show held at Hannover, Germany, in September. Volvo says the new e-axle means even longer range for Volvo’s electric trucks as it enables more batteries to be carried.
Volvo Trucks claims to have the widest offer of battery electric trucks in the industry, with six different models in serial production.
Jessica Sandström, SvP Global Product Management at Volvo Trucks said, “This is a breakthrough for electric trucks and a clear signal that there will be a huge demand for public fast-chargers for heavy trucks in the near future, not least along highways.”
Volvo Trucks will start serial production of trucks with the new e-axle in a few years’ time, which will complement its current line-up of battery electric vehicles.
Jessica continued, “We will continue with our versatile battery electric trucks that are already in production as they can currently cover a wide range of transport assignments. In a few years, we will add this new rear e-axle for customers covering longer routes than today.”
Volvo Trucks has a three-path strategy to reach zero emissions; battery electric, fuel cell electric and combustion engines that run on renewable fuels like biogas, HVO or even green hydrogen.
“Different technical solutions are needed to tackle climate change, since the availability of energy and fuel infrastructure differs between countries and regions and also between different transport assignments,” said Jessica.
Jessica Sandström, SvP Global Product Management at Volvo Trucks.