The first Volvo FL Electric truck happens to be an electric refuse truck that will be tested this year under pilot status with partner companies.

Volvo intends to begin production of electric trucks next year, offering versions with up to 300 kWh battery packs for up to 186 miles (300 km) of range. The trucks can be fast charged using 150 kW DC CCS Combo chargers.

Following Volvo, Renault Trucks intends to begin production of EV trucks in 2019.

Volvo FL Electric specs:

  • Driveline: 185 kW electric motor, max power/130 kW continuous output, two speed transmission, propeller shaft, rear axle. Max torque electric motor 425 Nm. Max torque rear axle 16 kNm.
  • Energy storage: 2-6 lithium-ion batteries, totalling 100-300 kWh.
  • Range: Up to 300 km.
  • Charging: AC charging via the mains grid (22 kW) or DC fast charge via CCS/Combo2 for up to 150 kW.
  • Recharging time: From empty to fully charged batteries: fast charge 1-2 hours (DC charging), night charge up to 10 hours (AC charging) with maximum battery capacity of 300 kWh.
  • GVW of 16 tonnes