Volvo Forges Ahead with Electric, Vocational Trucks

Volvo’s newly redesigned VHD vocational truck is poised for a new highway bill. Photo: Volvo Volvo Trucks North America isn’t letting the COVID-19-related drop in truck sales and corporate layoffs keep it from moving ahead with its electric truck development and its latest vocational truck models. In a virtual press conference July 16, Magnus Koeck, vice president of strategy, marketing...

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Volvo Trucks in North America demonstrate electric heavy duty trucks

The pilot demonstration was part of the Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project, a collaboration between 15 public and private partners to demonstrate the viability of all-electric freight hauling in high-density traffic and urban areas. Volvo Group contributed $36.7 million for the project total of $90 million, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District administers the...

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Volvo Trucks launches new generation of heavy-duty trucks with the driver in focus

An expected growing demand for transport is putting pressure on the availability of skilled drivers worldwide. In Europe, for example, estimates show that around 20 percent of all driver jobs are vacant. To help customers recruit and retain the best drivers, Volvo Trucks has focused strongly on developing the new trucks to make them safer, more efficient and more attractive...

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