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The first generation of the Volvo VNR Electric, one of Volvo Trucks' six allelectri­c heavy truck models specially designed for the North American market, had an operating range of up to 240 km

(150 miles). Now an enhanced version of the class 8 electric truck is launched, with an operationa­l range of up to 440 km (275 miles) and increased energy storage of up to 565kwh. The improved performanc­e is due to, among other things, improved battery design and a new six battery package option.

The new Volvo VNR Electric also reduces the required charging time, as the 250kw charging capability provides an 80% charge in 90 minutes for the six-battery package, and 60 minutes for the four-battery version.

“It is a testament to Volvo Trucks’ leadership in a continuous­ly evolving industry that we are bringing the enhanced version of our VNR Electric to the market only a year after sales of the VNR Electric first started,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America.

Production of the enhanced Volvo

VNR Electric will start in Q2 2022 in the company’s New River Valley plant in Virginia, which is the exclusive producer of all Volvo trucks in North America.

Globally, Volvo Trucks has set the target that half of all trucks sold will be electric models by 2030.

“We are determined to lead the transforma­tion of the transport industry. In only eight years’ time, our goal is that half of our global truck sales are electric.

The interest among customers is high, and it’s quickly becoming a competitiv­e advantage for transporte­rs to be able to offer electric, sustainabl­e transports. That is very encouragin­g,” commented Roger Alm, President Volvo Trucks.

Volvo Trucks started serial production of electric trucks in 2019, as one of the very first truck brands in the world. The product range includes six electric truck models – the Volvo FH, Volvo FM, Volvo FMX, Volvo FE, Volvo FL and the Volvo VNR.

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