Volvo Trucks has revealed a completely new, fully electric rear axle. Freeing up space for more batteries, the company says the new e-axle means even longer range for Volvo’s battery electric trucks.
The new e-axle, presented at the IAA fair in Hannover, Germany, allows even more batteries on the truck by integrating the electric motors and the transmission into the rear axle. Volvo Trucks will start serial production of cab-over engine trucks with the new e-axle in a few years from now.
Volvo Trucks says it has a three-path strategy to reach zero emissions; battery electric, fuel cell electric and combustion engines that run on renewable fuels like biogas, HVO or even green hydrogen.