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 Autonomous Hauler wins Red Dot award

The TA15 – part of the TARA autonomous transport solution from Volvo Autonomous Solutions – has won a coveted Red Dot Award for product design  – the most globally-recognized mark for industrial design quality.

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The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG to lead the development of sustainable transportation by forming joint venture for large-scale production of fuel cells

Sharing the Green Deal vision of sustainable transport and a carbon neutral Europe by 2050, two leading companies in the commercial vehicle industry, Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group, have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish a ...

Volvo Trucks in North America demonstrate electric heavy duty trucks

At an exclusive event at the TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, California, Volvo Trucks offered a first look at its North American Class 8 battery-electric project trucks. In Europe, Volvo Trucks recently started sales of electric trucks for ...

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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