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Volvo Electric Trucks – On the Heels of Tesla

Positive Future #122 (Feature photo – Volvo Electric Buss – photo courtesy of Volvo) Not as large as a full class 8 semi-truck, Volvo has just unveiled its own version of an electric truck. Called the Volvo VL Electric Truck has a Gross Vehicle Weight limit of 16 tons. Its power pack – a 300 kWh battery – is 3 times the size of the 100 kWh battery pack in the Tesla Model S. With a range of 186 miles to the charge, the truck is designed for inner city use. Volvo’s sister company – Volvo Buses – has sold over 4,000 electrified buses since 2010. You can read the…

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Diesel Trucks Beware – the Electrics Are Coming

Positive Future #25 (Feature photo – courtesy of Thor Trucks) While recent news of the Tesla semi has dominated the news, there is an even larger story than the Tesla semi. It is the story of how many other manufacturers are working on and producing electrified semis and heavy duty trucks. The following list gives us a perspective of the magnitude of change. Information sourced from https://cleantechnica.com/2017/12/16/electric-semi-trucks-heavy-duty-trucks-available-models-planned-models/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 Following is a list of the game-changers: Efficient Drivetrains Inc. currently offers a number of plug-in hybrid and all-election retrofits for various medium- and heavy-duty truck applications worldwide. Orange EV – all electric terminal trucks. Motive Power Systems – all electric drive trains…

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