Volvo FL and Volvo FE electric trucks, launched recently in Europe, are sustainable transport solutions for city environments. Reduced noise levels make it possible to carry out deliveries and refuse collection in early mornings, late evenings, or at night, helping to improve transport logistics and reduce congestion.
Fleet owners will have to balance vehicle payload with electric range, so Volvo officials say they’ll work closely with companies to determine if the new vehicles are good fits for their applications.
The Volvo FL Electric has capacity for a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of about 35,000 lb, while the GVW of the Volvo FE Electric is about 60,000 lb.
Dutch technology company Lightyear validated simulation models of the Lightyear One electric vehicle (EV) car, confirming a drag coefficient (Cd) less than 0.2. Optimal aerodynamics are a key factor to lower energy consumption. The Lightyear will combine the passenger capacity of a 5-seater and the trunk capacity of an SUV.