Volvo shows Class 8 electric truck for California partnership

Volvo plans to offer an energy-as-a-service package including the truck, charging, electricity, insurance, maintenance and e-consulting services for a single price. It is too soon to know purchase or leasing options, Pope said.

The Volvo LIGHTS program, funded by a record $44.5 million matching grant from the California Air Resources Board, will help reveal how ready fleets are to integrate electric trucks into their regional haul and drayage operations.

The 23 trucks for the LIGHTS program will be day-cab tractors and straight trucks with a 66,000-pound Gross Combination Weight (GCW). Three of the LIGHTS trucks will have 80,000-pound CGW ratings.