This October, Volvo Trucks will start live tests of a fully electric transport solution for the construction industry. Two heavy duty trucks will be delivered to customer Swerock in order to meet the growing demands for less noise and emissions – especially in sensitive urban areas.
After the successful introduction of serial produced electric trucks for urban transport and refuse collection, Volvo Trucks is now deploying two fully electric construction trucks along with charging solutions, to be tested in real customer operations…
The project will evaluate how electric trucks can be used to increase efficiency and reduce climate impact. Apart from analysing the performance of the vehicles themselves, the tests will also look at the overall electromobility eco-system, to help find charging opportunities in line with the demands on productivity. The benefits of electric vehicles for urban environments will be measured in terms of quieter transport, onsite safety and driver comfort.