Volvo VNR Electric Truck To Go On Sale Starting December 3, 2020
Electric vehicles are becoming more and more common as manufacturers like Audi and companies like Titan Transline embrace cleaner, low-emission technology. The latest to embrace this development is Volvo, which recently announced that they’ll start selling the Volvo VNR Electric truck model starting Dec. 3, 2020.
The trucks will be manufactured at the Volvo Trucks North America New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia, when 2021 rolls in.
Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve stated that Volvo Trucks has committed to leading the commercial transportation industry into more sustainable solutions, which is why they’re investing and developing this, and similar technologies, both in North America and across the world. For that reason, Voorhoeve says, Volvo is excited to bring the VNR Electric to North America’s trucking market.
The same day that Volvo Trucks North America made this announcement, Volvo Trucks made an announcement at the Volvo Ground Capital Markets Day that it’s working on providing a full range of electric heavy-duty trucks in the European markets in 2021. This will then be followed by the development of e-vehicles for long-haul transportation, and other fields.
When the Volvo VNR Electric becomes available for companies like Titan Transline in the North American trucking industry, Volvo Trucks Global will release more details on their plans.
Volvo announced their plans to develop the VNR Electric back in late 2018, but the plans hit a few snags, including the Coronavirus pandemic, which is why the model will be released early December 2020.
In June 2020, as part of the Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project, the company deployed the first Volvo VNR Electric truck in Southern California, which was then followed by additional pilot trucks in fleets operating in North America, like NFI Industries.
Voorhoeve says that the Volvo LIGHTS project let the company test the VNR Electric and help them figure out what’s needed to make a holistic solution for electromobility in the trucking industry. He says that this is why they’re confident in making this new development available to the public.
The Volvo LIGHTS project will continue past 2020.