The future for electric vehicles

Electromobility

Electromobility is changing the automotive world and in the near future it will also change how we plan our cities and infrastructure. Imagine indoor bus stops at hospitals or shopping malls, or night-time deliveries being made by silent distribution trucks.

At Volvo Group, we are taking the knowledge from building vehicles and automotive systems, and creating new technology that will not only make our cities less noisy and polluted, but also change the world of construction forever.

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Hydrogen fuel cells

Electrification of commercial vehicles will play an important role on the journey towards a carbon neutral society. Using hydrogen fuel cells to power the electric driveline looks like a promising alternative for heavy transport and demanding long-haul applications. The electric driveline is the foundation, but while batteries as an energy source is and will continue to be a key technology, there are other pieces of the e-puzzle.

Battery electric vehicles are a good solution for city distribution, city buses, regional haulage and similar applications. For use cases where you carry heavier loads or drive longer distances, the weight of the batteries themselves and the driving distance until you need to re-charge, become limiting factors. Here, hydrogen fuel cells are likely to be an interesting alternative.

Learn more about how we work with hydrogen fuel cells

Advantages with electromobility

Lower CO2 emission

Reduced noise level

Energy efficient

Electromobility news

Volvo Trucks Awarded $21.7M from U.S. EPA and South Coast AQMD to Deploy 70 Class 8 VNR Electric Zero-Emission Trucks

This award enables the nation’s largest commercial deployment of Class 8 battery-electric trucks....

Mack Trucks delivers Mack LR Electric model to Republic Services to begin real-world trials

Volvo Group’s subsidiary Mack Trucks has delivered a pre-production Mack LR Electric model to Republic Services to begin in-service trials in the demanding refuse segment. Mack will use key learnings from the trials to further refine the LR Electric ...

Revolutionary Volvo Penta-powered electric fire trucks are on their way to customers

Three pioneering fire trucks featuring Volvo Penta electric drivelines are on their way to fire departments in Berlin, Amsterdam and Dubai to begin real-world customer testing....

Voices on Electromobility

Blerand Bahtiri at Volvo Group

Batteries are extremely intriguing

Susanne Bjärsvik is Director Energy Storage System at Volvo Group and a pioneer in the field of batteries. Here Susanne shares what is so exciting about batteries for electric vehicles.

CampX by Volvo Group - The Electric Drive System Department

Electromobility is about to take off

Azra Selimovic is Director Electric Motor Drive System at the Volvo Group. Find out what Azra sees as the greatest challenges in the shift towards large-scale implementation of electric vehicles.

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