How can the impact of heavy freight traffic on the environment and climate be reduced while the demand for transport continues to increase? Seeking answers to these questions with innovative solutions, Volvo Trucks has recently begun sales of electric trucks for urban transport. Volvo Trucks continues to work in this area by shifting gears, electrification is also a competitive alternative to heavier trucks are preparing to show. Developing two electric concept trucks in Europe for construction and regional distribution, Volvo Trucks has begun researching the applicability of electrification in the heavy truck segment.
Alm We see great potential for heavy-duty electric trucks in the long term in terms of regional transport and construction. With our concept trucks, we aim to look for different solutions for the future while evaluating the level of interest in the market and the society. Ve stronger financial incentives should be created for pioneering carriers, yeni
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
Lars Mårtensson, Director of Environment and Innovation at Volvo Trucks, said: “There are many trucks in Europe that show an average annual performance of 80.000 kilometers for regional product transport. This means that if electric vehicles are used more in the regional distribution area, provided that there is fossil-free electrical energy, significant climate gains will be achieved, ”he said.
Volvo Trucks plans to start piloting the electric trucks it has developed with selected customers in Europe. The pilot works for electric heavy-duty trucks developed for construction and regional distribution are expected to become more comprehensive and commercialized in the future.
Mårtensson “The electrification rate will depend on a number of factors. On the one hand, the charging infrastructure needs to be expanded extensively, while on the other hand, it is necessary to ensure that regional power networks 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, long-term contracts can be offered to customers in transport services and contribute more willingly to pay for sustainable transport. Many transport operators have very small margins, so every new investment needs to be profitable, açık 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 can be further developed, M says Mårtensson.
"If we assess demands from Turkey."
Jonas Odermalm, Vice President of Volvo Trucks Electromobility Product Line, said that the FE and FL electric van models will begin mass production in March 2020, and demand for these models was seen as positive. Odermalm stated that market evaluations regarding FE and FL models are continuing and they see good demand from cities determined to zero emissions. Sıfır It makes more sense to do this job based on demand. Although of course we evaluate the offer came from Turkey. "He said.
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%.