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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 full story at InsideEVs at the following link:

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