Fully electric vehicles

Sunwin Bus, Volvo Buses’ Chinese joint venture, has sold more than 800 fully electric buses and the first Renault Maxity delivered – a fully electric 4.5-ton truck – has been driven a total of 100,000 km. Read more about these vehicles under Product Development.

The Volvo Group is currently testing 13-ton and 16-ton fully electric trucks in France and Switzerland in close collaboration with other transport industry actors.
The Renault Midlum truck does not emit any particulate matter, nitrogen oxides or carbon dioxide and noise levels are low
Two 13-ton Renault Midlum trucks were delivered in 2012 to supply stores in the urban areas of Lausanne and Zürich and the 16-ton fully electric Renault Midlum truck is tested by a logistics company supplying fresh products to store chains in the Lyon metropolitan area. The 16-ton vehicle is the largest electric-powered truck to be put on the road for delivering food products in an urban environment. This distribution truck can carry
5.5 tons of goods, has an operating range of 100 km and can be fully recharged in only eight hours. These trucks do not emit any particulate matter, nitrogen oxides or carbon dioxide and noise levels are low.

In 2013 the city of Lyon and Renault Trucks will bring into service a fully electric boom lift truck to be operated by the city’s Street Lighting Department for four years. This experimental application is a first in France. The aim is to ascertain the performance of a fully electric boom lift truck under actual working conditions and adapt it as well as possible to operational requirements, particularly in urban areas.