Just three weeks after the unveiling of Volvo Trucks’ first all-electric truck, the Volvo FL Electric, the company is expanding its product range with yet another electric truck. The Volvo FE Electric is designed for heavier city distribution and refuse transport operations with gross weights of up to 27 tonnes. Sales in Europe will start next year.
The electric FE can handle a GVW of 27 tonnes, eleven more than the FL unveiled three weeks ago. The FE is a fully electrically-powered truck for distribution, refuse collection and other applications in urban conditions, GVW 27 tonnes. Unfortunately, we have no clue of the load capacities, as Volvo hasn't unveiled any figures about this important subject. The driveline consists of two electric motors with 370 kW max power (260 kW cont. power) with a Volvo 2-speed transmission. Max torque of the electric motors comes at 850 Nm. Max torque rear axle 28 kNm.
For energy storage, this FE has Lithium-ion batteries, 200-300 kWh which lead to a range of up to 200 km. Charging can be executed in two different ways: Fast charging CCS2 with a maximum charge power 150 kW DC. A low power charging is also possible with a maximum charge power of 22 kW AC.
Charging time from empty to fully charged batteries (300 kWh): CCS2 150 kW appr. 1.5 hours, Low power charging appr. 10 hours.