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Massive drive towards electrification at Volvo Trucks

In November, Volvo announced that haulers in Europe soon will
be able to order all-electric versions of its heavy-duty trucks. The
company plans to offer a complete heavy-duty range with electric
drivelines starting in Europe in 2021 as it undertakes what it calls
a massive drive towards electrification.
In response to a query from Magnetics Magazine, Anders Vilhelmsson, vice president corporate communications and public
affairs at headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, gave this update
and detail: " Our new European heavy duty electric trucks will
have a gross combination weight of up to 44 tons. Depending on
the battery configuration the range could be up to 300 km. The
new European electric heavy-duty trucks will be used for regional
transport and urban construction operations. Sales in Europe will
begin in 2021 and volume production will start in 2022. " In North
America, sales of the Volvo VNR Electric, a truck for regional
transport, began on December 3, 2020 and production is set to
begin in early 2021.

" By rapidly increasing
the number of heavyduty electric trucks, we
want to help our customers and transport
buyers to achieve their
ambitious sustainability
goals. We're determined to continue driving our industry towards
a sustainable future, "
says Roger Alm, presiVolvo's VNR, a Class 8 e-truck for North
dent of Volvo Trucks.
American market
In 2019, the company
started manufacturing
its FL Electric and FE Electric, intended for city distribution and
refuse operations primarily in Europe. The company is now running tests of its new electric heavy-duty Volvo FH, Volvo FM and
Volvo FMX trucks, which will be used for regional transport and
urban construction operations in Europe.

Anna Thorden

Anna Thorden, electromobility product
manager at Volvo Trucks, provides this
description of the driveline for the FL Electric: " We have chosen an electric motor
with a maximum power rating of 130 kW.
The Volvo FE Electric has dual electric
motors for a maximum power rating of 370
kW and continuous power output of 260
kW. Transmission to the driven wheels is
via our two-speed gearbox, propshaft and
rear axle. "

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Linear Labs Rolls Toward Production of Its Magnetic Flux Tunnel Motors
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Magnetics Business & Technology - January/February 2021 - eTrucks and eBuses with Permanent Magnet Powertrains Charge into Commercial Vehicle Market
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Magnetics Business & Technology - January/February 2021 - Linear Labs Rolls Toward Production of Its Magnetic Flux Tunnel Motors
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