Volvo Trucks has put the first two of its all-electric FLs into service with Swedish recycling firm Renova and general haulage company TGM. The 16-tonne FL Electric is a fully electrically-powered truck for distribution, refuse collection and other haulage work in built-up areas. It features a range of up to 300km (185 miles) on a full charge and can be completely fast-charged in 1-2 hours, or plugged into the mains grid overnight taking up to 10 hours. Claes Nilsson, president, Volvo […]
A new ‘split cycle’ engine that uses liquid nitrogen to achieve thermodynamic performance is claimed to save operators up to £9,000 per truck each year and slash harmful tailpipe emissions.
Over a quarter of operators (26%) plan to purchase alternatively fuelled commercial vehicles in the next three years (such as the Volvo FL electric – pictured main), according to the findings of a far-reaching report into the future of the road transport industry.
The government must not neglect commercial vehicles in its push to upgrade electric charging infrastructure, a leading vehicle manufacturer has said.