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Volvo Trucks let us drive a VNR Class 8 electric truck


The best way to explain what it’s like to drive an electrified vehicle is to convince them to get behind the wheel, and that’s exactly what Volvo Trucks North America recently did for us during its Electromobility Summit in Dublin, Va. The one-pedal driving, the instant torque, the regen braking… we get the full experience – all while carrying a 79,000-lb. payload behind us.

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The goal for Volvo Trucks was to host customers, dealers and the media to dive into the nitty gritty of electric truck acquisition and operation–going beyond the VNR Electric truck itself to also discuss financial support and services, infrastructure development and more. And, of course, we came with a stack of electric truck questions a mile high.

Thankfully, we had the ever-cheerful Andy Brown, product marketing manager, Volvo Trucks North America in the passenger seat to give us a rundown on the truck’s specs, how charging works, how truck drivers can manipulate regenerative braking while driving and all sorts of other topics.


By the way, you may remember that this isn’t the first time Volvo Trucks invited us to experience the VNR electric, but last time we were just riding along. This time we took the hot seat for ourselves.

This is an audio-only version of our episode with Andy Brown, product marketing manager, Volvo Trucks North America. Go ahead, you’re already here – take a listen! But if you’re looking for moving pictures, click here.

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