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

Renault Trucks and Carlsberg Group together towards carbon neutral distribution

On Tuesday, 24[th] of November, 2020, in Rheinfelden, Switzerland, Bruno Blin, President of the Volvo Group subsidiary Renault Trucks, handed over the keys of a D Wide Z.E. to Thomas Amstutz, CEO of Feldschlösschen, a subsidiary of the Carlsberg ...

Volvo Group Capital Markets Day focused on the Group’s strong position in electrification

At the Volvo Group’s Capital Markets Day today, President and CEO Martin Lundstedt and members of the Executive Board laid out the strategy to drive the transformation of the transport and infrastructure industries. The Volvo Group strives for ...

Volvo Trucks launches a complete range of electric trucks starting in Europe in 2021

Next year, hauliers in Europe will be able to order all-electric versions of Volvo's heavy-duty trucks. This means that Volvo Trucks will offer a complete heavy-duty range with electric drivelines starting in Europe in 2021. Volvo Trucks' massive ...

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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Electric Volvo bus recharging inside a bus depot
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