Much is said about the electric car, but electric trucks also pose a very particular revolution: that of the road freight transport.
There are already some manufacturers with this type of vehicle but Volvo, one of them, has announced that in 2021 it will have a complete family of electric trucks that have a range of up to 300 kilometers.
Autonomy will continue to be a barrier in some scenarios
Volvo already has its FL Electric and FE Electric, and indeed long envisioned a future in which trucks will not only be electric, but autonomous and without a cabin.
The Swedish firm seems determined to advance that bet, and has announced that it is already testing electric versions of its Volvo FH, FM and FMX trucks, which ** will be destined for the transport of goods ** and the construction industry in Europe.
The maximum authorized mass (MMA) of these vehicles can reach up to 44 tons (FE arrives at 27) and its autonomy could be 300 kilometers.
That autonomy, although remarkable, it continues to make it difficult to use this type of vehicle for long international journeys, and Volvo itself spoke of “regional transport” when defining the scenarios in which these vehicles will theoretically operate.
Source : Engadget