To begin, in 2019 electromobility will reign over Volvo Trucks. That’s right! Volvo Trucks will start selling electric medium-duty trucks in Europe. Therefore and first off, the first units put into that’s demonstration operation. Expected to use a few selected reference customers in 2018.
“Electromobility is fully in line with Volvo Truck’s long term commitment for sustainable urban development and zero emissions”, says Claes Nilsson. Seems that Claes is the President Volvo Trucks.
Volvo Trucks will start selling electric medium-duty trucks in Europe
Also and furthermore, that Volvo technology and knowhow within electromobility are already being used. That got reported. first off back in the day on proven Volvo’s electric buses and solutions. That’s the truck company that thought that they’d introduce first in Volvo’s hybrid trucks. Cause according to Volvo that happened as far back as 2010. Most interesting was the next set of comments from Volvo.
They commented that the vehicles themselves also “are only one part of what needs for large-scale electrification to succeed”. That was from Jonas Odermalm, Head of product strategy medium duty vehicles at Volvo Trucks. Telematics and software solutions for Trucks is that big!!
Seems that Volvo Trucks is working closely with customers, cities, suppliers of charging infrastructure. Then add other key stakeholders to create that good ol necessary framework for electrical Trucks. That’s a parenthetical from Jonas Odermalm.
Claes Nilsson, President Volvo Trucks concluded that:
“We belive in full electrification for urban distribution as a first step. However we are working with electrification for other transport applications. This is only the beginning”. That’s his thoughts about electromobility.
According to the World Health Organization and the UN, 60 per cent of the planet’s population will be urban. Estimated 5 billion people will live in cities by 2030. Furthermore, this will be is an increase of just over 1 billion. That’s compared with current levels. Oh! This swift pace of urbanisation will impose immense demands on traffic systems. In conclusion, many cases already are insufficient to meet current needs. Finally, Within the EU it states that congestion and related traffic problems cost about 100 billion euros per year.
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