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Volvo Trucks Unveils Fully Electric Trucks and Charging Stations
Volvo has unveiled the first five pilot Volvo VNR Electric trucks on a closed course at the Fontana Speedway alongside the first deployments of several heavy-duty fleet charging stations .
The Volvo VNR Electric project trucks will be put into real-world with Dependable Supply Chain Services and NFI. Volvo Trucks engineers and project managers will closely monitor and evaluate the vehicles’ performance, driving cycles, load capacity, uptime, range and other parameters in these real-world applications over the next several months. The company will take those learnings into the final stages of product development and begin the first phase of serial production and commercial offering of the Volvo VNR Electric in late 2020.
Volvo hopes the truck will be deployed on short- and regional-haul applications like heavy urban distribution, drayage and other applications where electric trucks will first have the greatest impact.