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Our unique position in electric mobility

The Volvo Group develops buses, trucks, construction equipment, marine and industrial applications, with electric drive systems. This puts the group in a unique position and clearly indicates the breadth and depth of its technical expertise in the field of electric mobility. In addition, the Volvo Group has created a new business area, Volvo Energy, dedicated to accelerating electrification.
Our unique position in electric mobility

For many years the Volvo Group has had the necessary expertise and the technology to develop electric vehicles. Already today, the Volvo Group’s offer of electric vehicles and machines ranges from city buses and trucks for waste management, construction and urban distribution to compact excavators and loaders.

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For many years the Volvo Group has had the necessary expertise and the technology to develop electric vehicles. Already today, the Volvo Group’s offer of electric vehicles and machines ranges from city buses and trucks for waste management, construction and urban distribution to compact excavators and loaders.

 “Our strength lies in the breadth of our expertise and our experience. We are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles. By further developing the advanced technology from Volvo’s electric buses and adapting it to suit different types of vehicles and to meet our customers’ needs, we have put ourselves in a very strong and unique position in the field of electric mobility. We are now pushing ahead with our work on electric vehicles at a fast pace,” says Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer, Volvo Group. 

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Batteries over the life cycle

In 2021 the new business area Volvo Energy was created. The business area strengthens the Volvo Group’s business flow of batteries over the life cycle as well as the customer offer for charging infrastructure. At the same time, the environmental impact from electric and hybrid electric commercial vehicles and machines will be reduced by giving used batteries a second life in different applications.

These are just some examples of the Volvo Group’s comprehensive activities in the field of electrification:

Volvo Buses

Volvo Buses is a pioneer within electromobility and launched the first hybrid buses back in 2008. Today, Volvo Buses delivers complete electrified system solutions and has a close collaboration with cities, PTA’s and operators all over Europe.
In North America, the electric product offer is complemented by subsidiary Nova Bus, a leading transit bus manufacturer.

In order to ease the transition to sustainable public transport, Volvo Buses offers not only vehicles and charging infrastructure but also consultancy and services for route planning including Zone Management, vehicle servicing, and financing, in various forms of complete, turnkey solutions.
Volvo Buses is also continuously developing advanced connectivity solutions that helps to improve driver behavior and uptime and to increase safety.
Volvo Buses has sold more than 5 000 electrified buses in total, and in recent period received orders for more than 850 electrified buses from over 50 European cities. Most are for the new high-capacity Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated model.

Volvo Trucks

Starting in Europe 2021 Volvo Trucks offer a complete heavy-duty range with electric drivelines intended for distribution, refuse, regional transport and urban construction operations. From the smallest Volvo FL to the heavy Volvo FH
In North America, sales of the Volvo VNR Electric, a truck for regional transport, began in 2020.
Volvo Trucks' massive drive towards electrification marks a major step forwards on the road to fossil-free transport. Volvo Trucks' objective is to offer a complete fossil-free product range by 2040. 

Renault Trucks

Renault Trucks has been developing and testing electrically driven distribution trucks over several years. 2019, Renault Trucks unveiled its second generation of all-electric vehicles, ranging from 3.1 to 26 tonnes.
2020 marks the start of series production of Renault Trucks electric trucks at the manufacturer's plant in Blainville-sur-Orne.
Over the next four years, Renault Trucks is set to invest an additional 150 million euros in electric mobility. The manufacturer predicts that electric vehicles will represent 10% of its sales volume by 2025.

Mack Trucks

In 2020 Mack Trucks, together with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), started real world testing of the fully electric Mack LR refuse model equipped with an integrated Mack electric drivetrain.

Mack Trucks has also delivered a pre-production MackLR Electric model to Republic Services, an industry leader in recycling in US, to begin in-service trials in the demanding refuse segment.
In 2021 Mack Trucks started commercializing and production of the LR Electric truck.


Volvo CE

In 2020 Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) started the launch of an electric range of Volvo branded electric compact wheel loaders and the fully electric compact excavators.
The company’s first electric prototype in the mid-size excavator range is the EX03. With low noise, zero exhaust emissions and reduced maintenance, it represents the future for safer and more environmentally responsible construction sites on the larger end of the scale.

Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta is going full charge into hybrid and all-electric drivelines, offering electrified solutions in both its marine and industrial segments.
One example is the Gothenburg’s ElectriCity project, where Volvo Penta has partnered with ferry operator, Styrsöbolaget, to introduce electric propulsion to an existing ferry.
The emission-free terminal tractor featuring a Volvo Penta electric driveline is another example.
In 2020 Volvo Penta developed an electric driveline for leading fire service vehicle manufacturer Rosenbauer’s pioneering fire truck, named “Revolutionary Technology” (RT).

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