The Volvo group has forged an agreement with Samsung SDI to develop and supply battery cells and modules for its Volvo electric trucks. Samsung will supply these components to the Volvo Group to be assembled in their manufacturing facilities and are for use in Volvo’s all electric trucks.
Volvo Trucks of North America has quickly moved into the all electric truck area, their FL Electric trucks began rolling off the assembly line earlier this year. An all-electric garbage truck is also in the works for Volvo as is an autonomous, cab-less all electric truck. No stranger to electric vehicles their sister company, Volvo Buses have been manufacturing and selling all electric buses since 2010.
Volvo is now expanding their VNR series with an all electric. This all electric truck is being tested in California now with sales beginning in 2020. Volvo says the new truck is ideal for heavy urban distribution, drayage and other regional applications an option for cities seeking cleaner, quieter, fully electric commercial transport.
No details have been disclosed regarding the scope of the alliance between Volvo and Samsung SDI.The order volume and battery capacity is unclear at this time.