How can the impact of heavy cargo traffic on the environment and climate be reduced while the demand for transport continues to increase? Volvo Trucks is looking for answers to these questions with its innovative solutions. zamAt that time, it started selling electric trucks developed for urban transport. Volvo Trucks, which continues its work in this field with an upshift, is preparing to demonstrate that electrification can also be a competitive alternative for heavier trucks. Developing two electric concept trucks in Europe for construction work and regional distribution, Volvo Trucks began researching the feasibility of electrification in the heavy truck segment.
“We see great potential in the long term in terms of regional transportation and construction for heavy-duty electric trucks,” said Roger Trucks General Manager Roger Alm. With our concept trucks, we aim to seek and reveal different solutions for the future while evaluating the level of interest in the market and the society. stronger financial incentives need to be created for shippers that act as pioneers by selecting new vehicles with
Heavy duty electric trucks will help improve the working environment for drivers and construction workers with low noise levels and zero exhaust emissions during operation. In addition, zero emissions will have a significant and positive impact on air quality in cities where many construction projects are underway. Since they do not cause noise pollution, these trucks will also enable transportation operations to be carried out longer during the day. This will provide new opportunities for optimizing operations, for example in major construction projects as well as in and around the city.
In regional distribution, it is possible to reduce the overall climate impact of the transport sector by using heavy electric commercial vehicles.
Majority of truck distribution within EU takes place at regional level
“There are many trucks in Europe with an average annual performance of 80.000 kilometers for regional product transportation in Europe,” said Lars Mårtensson, Volvo Trucks Environmental and Innovation Director. This means that, as long as electric vehicles are used more in the regional distribution area, there will be significant climatic gains, provided that it is fossil-free electric energy, ”he says.
Volvo Trucks plans to start piloting the electric trucks it develops with selected customers in Europe. Pilot studies for heavy-duty electric trucks developed for construction and regional distribution are ongoing. zamNow it is aimed to become more comprehensive and commercialize.
“The speed of electrification will depend on a number of factors,” said Mårtensson. On the one hand, while the charging infrastructure needs to be expanded extensively, it is necessary to ensure that regional power grids can provide sufficient transfer capacity in the long run. Financial incentives should be made to convince more carriers to invest in electric vehicles. In addition, customers may be offered longer-term contracts in transport services and contribute more by being more willing to pay for sustainable transport. Many transport operators have very small margins, so every new investment needs to be profitable, ”he explains.
In parallel with the increase in electrification in the transport sector, the continuous improvement of the efficiency of internal combustion engines will continue to play a key role for long-haul truck transport over the next many years.
“Today's truck engines are efficient energy converters that can work with a variety of renewable fuels or diesel, such as liquefied biogas or HVO, and technology is possible to be further developed,” Mårtensson notes.
"If we assess demands from Turkey."
Jonas Odermalm, Vice President of Volvo Trucks Electromobility Product Series, said that they will start mass production of FE and FL electric van models in March 2020 and the demand they received for these models has been positive. Stating that market evaluations about FE and FL models are continuing and they see good demand from cities determined to be zero emissions, Odermalm said, “It makes more sense to do this job on demand basis. We also evaluate the offer came from Turkey, although, of course. " used expressions.
Volvo trucks with alternative fuel
• Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric. Both of these trucks are fully electric and are designed for local distribution and garbage transport, for example in urban environments.
• Volvo FH LNG and Volvo FM LNG. The Volvo FH for heavy-duty long-haul operations and the Volvo FM for heavy-duty regional transport operate with liquefied natural gas or biogas.
• Volvo FE CNG. For compressed natural gas or biogas, the Volvo FE is designed for local distribution and garbage collection.
Volvo Trucks distributor in Turkey Temsa Construction with Turkey is closely following the technological transformation process.
Temsa İş Makinaları, which changed the rules of the game with its investments in technology and innovation and redefined the competition and redefined the competition with its wide and innovative product range, adds value to its customers not only as sales but also as solution-oriented service company.
With this approach, aftermarket services continue increasing their investment in our Temsa Construction and Volvo Trucks is expanding its sales and after-sales network in all of Turkey is increasing its strength in the sector day by day.
Volvo Trucks, which continued to grow despite the shrinking market in Temsa İş Makinaları's distributorship, increased its market share by 3 times according to total market data at the end of November and reached 7%.