‘MIXED’ APPROACH TO E-TRUCK MANUFACTURING
- Magazine Article
Electrification for truck, bus and off-highway equipment manufacturers brings more technology hurdles than for carmakers. Some are attributable to the issues involved with larger vehicles and the accompanying powertrain demands. Lars Stenqvist, the chief technology officer of the
Volvo Trucks has been gaining experience with electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing through small-scale production of battery-electric vehicle (BEV) versions of its FL medium-duty and FE middleweight truck ranges since 2019. Later in 2022, this experience will be used as the company also begins manufacture of electric variants of the heavy-duty FH and FM truck ranges. Volvo Buses also launched its BZL Electric chassis last fall.