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Truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) announced a full battery electric version of the company’s VNR model will go on sale by the end of 2020. The announcement was made by VTNA President Peter Voorhoeve at a press conference during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.
The development of the eVNR has been supported through the Volvo LIGHTS project. LIGHTS, which stands for “low impact green heavy transport solution,” is a project aimed at explore the options available for the end-to-end usage of a fully electric commercial truck. This include the viability and development of the equipment, infrastructure, energy storage and creation, and system service.
The project has been supported through a $45 million investment from Volvo, along with another $45 million investment from the California Air Resources Board (CARB)