Volvo Trucks’ electric range, vehicles and charging tools

Exhibited at Ecomondo

The Volvo Trucks electric range in the Ecomondo halls, the Green Economy fair, in Rimini from 8 to 11 November. With a flagship event: the delivery of the first electric tractor in Italy to Gottardi Autotrasporti Trento. Three fully electric vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions were exhibited in Hall A5C5, covering an area of ​​650 square meters in collaboration with Volvo Construction Equipment: the Volvo Fe wagon, the Volvo Fm tractor and the Volvo Fh tractor, all vehicles ready to be put on the road with complete solutions that also include the infrastructure for their recharging.

Inside the stand, the Volvo Fe Electric 6×2 was set up with a 100% electric temperature controlled cell. A solution suitable for city transport missions where zero emissions, silence, maneuverability, agility and operational efficiency are required. The vehicle has an output of up to 408 hp, four batteries for a total of 265 kWh of installed power and a total mass of 27 tons. The fitters have exploited the dedicated ePto electric power take-off with total flexibility of its use. The vehicle is sold with the Volvo Wallbox charging solution.

Next to it, the Volvo Fm Globettrotter Electric 4×2 tractor owned by the customer Gottardi Autotrasporti srl, the first in Italy to have purchased a 44-ton heavy electric vehicle and the first to receive it for delivery to Ecomondo. The tractor has a power of 660 HP and the total capacity of the batteries is 540 kWh which can be recharged both in alternating current (Ac) and in direct current (Dc).

Also on display is the Volvo Fh Globettrotter Electric 4×2 tractor, top of the range for driving comfort, roominess, operational efficiency and safety in addition to the total absence of vibrations and zero emissions. The power is 660 hp, total mass of 44 tons and total battery capacity of 540 kWh. Also for this vehicle double possibility of charging in alternating current or direct current. In collaboration with Abb, the vehicle will be recharged by Terra 360, the superfast Fast column, with a power of 360 kW. Much like a petrol pump, it has four cables of 5 meters each to charge up to four vehicles at the same time.

In the external area (west entrance) two other Fe Electric 6×2 wagon vehicles were exhibited, both equipped with rear electric powered compactor. The first is owned by Alba Rent, a rental company of vehicles and means for separate collection, the second by Busi Group, an Italian company active in complete solutions for the collection, compaction and transport of waste. Waste collection can represent the ideal use for an electric vehicle since it provides programmable short-medium range routes and daily storage of vehicles in storage.