The company plans to begin the demonstrations of the vehicle in California during 2019. Then, in 2020 they will start with the commercialization of the truck. Volvo LIGHTS project (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) is a collaboration between SCAQMD (California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District), Volvo Group and Business leaders in electrical charging infrastructure and transportation. SCAQMD has preliminary received the award of $44.88 million from CARB (California Air Resources Board).
Volvo Lights, a project that will implicate 16 partners and change the way Two U.S trucking fleets operates, integrates California Climate Investments. These Investments are a state level effort that provides a billion dollar budget from Cap-and-Trade money to be used to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing the environment and public health and reinforcing the economy.
Throughout California’s South Coast Air Basin, Volvo Trucks will deploy eight multi-configuration battery Class 8 electric demonstration vehicles, in addition to 15 pre-commercial and commercial machines. The technology from Volvo FE Electric, presented by the company last May and will start the commercialization in Europe in 2019; will be used on these demonstration units.
In order to track all truck performing elements of the project and optimize vehicle uptimes, they will be implemented with a range of smart technologies, such geofencing, remote diagnostics and Volvo Trucks’ web-based service management platform. For more information about the Volvo all-electric truck visit the website: https://www.volvotrucks.us