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Volvo: It Takes More than the Truck to Switch to Electric Power

Volvo Trucks North America laid out a roadmap at a daylong event on Feb.11 that the OEM and some 15 partners have drawn up to point the way for North American fleets to adopt heavy-duty electric trucks without missing any turns on that new road ahead.

The truck maker demonstrated several Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck and tractor models and showcased the work of its public and private partners in the Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project over the course of a 10-hour program held at the TEC Equipment Volvo dealership in Fontana, California, and at nearby Auto Club Speedway.

Volvo offered the first look at the VNR Electric just last September.

According to Volvo Trucks North America, the all-electric, battery-powered project trucks will run in regular fleet revenue service while being closely monitored and evaluated over the next several months as the company completes product development to bring the VNR Electric to market here by the end of this year. Full production is slated to get under way in 2021.

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