Volvo unveiled a silent truck FE ElectricMay 10, 2018
The truck weighs about 27 tons and can travel 200 km without recharging. The electric motor develops a torque of up to 850 Nm
Volvo introduced its new electric truck called FE Electric. Next year, the car will be used to collect garbage in Germany. The company explained that an electric truck that does not throw exhaust gases into the atmosphere can be used in closed terminals and nature protection zones. At the same low noise level allows to carry out a greater volume of traffic at night, which will reduce traffic congestion during the day.
The truck weighs about 27 tons and can travel 200 kilometers without recharging. The electric motor develops a torque of up to 850 Nm and works in conjunction with a two-speed gearbox. Fast charging from a constant current takes 1.5 hours. Also the driver is available night charging, which lasts up to 10 hours (from AC).
Also in the plans of Volvo to build a garbage truck with automatic control systems. Also in this project, Swedish waste recycling company Renovo also participates. At the moment, the company has already started testing such a machine. The UAV is built on the basis of the Volvo FM 330 truck, which was equipped with a GPS-navigator, a sensor system and an optical rangefinder LiDAR.