Volvo has announced a competitor electric truck TeslaDecember 14, 2018
Volvo Trucks has published truck teasers with a fully electric powerplant that will compete with Tesla Semi. In 2019, several pre-production prototype models will be presented, and the product version will appear in 2020.
Electric wagon built on the basis of the Volvo VNR. As expected, it will differ from the standard truck with illuminated elements in the front, as well as a more aerodynamic cabin.
The company has not yet named the technical characteristics of the new product, but noted that they will borrow technological solutions from the Volvo FE Electric model, introduced in 2018. The car, created for urban services, is equipped with two electric units, in the amount of outstanding 496 liters. with. and 850 Nm of torque.
The structure of the power plant also includes a special dual-band transmission and a set of batteries for 200 or 300 kilowatt-hours. On one charge the truck can travel up to 200 kilometers.
Recall, the first prototype of an electric truck Tesla Semi was shown in November 2017. According to preliminary data, the serial truck will be equipped with four units, the return of which is not yet specified. Without a load, the truck can accelerate from standstill to 100 km / h in five seconds, and with a 40-ton trailer in 20 seconds. The top version of the truck will be able to drive without recharging the batteries up to 1000 kilometers.