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What are the well-known manufacturers of pure electric heavy trucks in Europe?

Europe and the United States are actively exploring the development of pure electric trucks. Pure electric heavy trucks are a focus of their attention. Some commercial vehicle companies have invested in the research and development of electric heavy trucks.


Start earlier. What are the top pure electric heavy trucks in Europe and America?


Reduce fossil energy use Scania Heavy duty truck tests electric trucks on electric roads


The Swedish government is one step closer to its goal of “building a more energy-efficient, fossil-fuel-free fleet by 2030”. On June 9, the Swedish Transport Authority approved and supported the "Gavle Electric Road" project. As planned, Scania will test its all-electric truck on this electric road in February 2016.


According to requirements, a power transmission cable was set on the test highway aerial rack. A pantograph was installed on top of Scania's pure electric truck, and electricity was transmitted from the cable to the truck through the pantograph. The test route is along Highway 16, from Gai to Sturvik, and Scania will carry goods on this route.


Scania has been testing electrified trucks since 2013. Scania said that the use of "electric roads" to allow heavy trucks to use electricity not only meets the needs of trucks for intercity transportation, but also reduces fossil fuel emissions by 80% to 90%. Scania completed this project in cooperation with the Swedish Transport Authority and the Swedish Energy Agency, demonstrated it to industry and academia, and evaluated the feasibility of building "electric roads" in the transportation system to reduce the use of fossil energy.


● TransPower makes a major breakthrough Pure electric heavy truck wins demonstration project


In March of this year, Trans-Power, a US supplier of clean energy vehicles and stationary energy storage technologies and products, announced that it had made major breakthroughs in battery and electric heavy truck technology.


TransPower won nearly $ 9 million in electric truck demonstration projects with the California Energy Commission (CEC) for four battery electric heavy trucks. The four pure electric trucks use IWC's chassis. In addition to the engine, cooling system and other components, they are also equipped with electronic drive systems and batteries. "We drove these four pure electric heavy trucks, driving from San Diego to Los Angeles-Long Beach, the entire distance of 177 kilometers, without recharging halfway," said Trans-Power CEO Mike Simon. More than 10 driving tests of 128 to 193 kilometers were carried out on these trucks. These tests have proved that our electric truck can operate safely when towing a 36-ton trailer. "


TransPower said that although the trucks are already in use, the company has never stopped its further research and development. In the future, Transpower strives to reduce the vehicle's own weight by 907 kilograms, thereby increasing its driving capacity to 193 to 241 kilometers.


For several months, TransPower's all-electric trucks have been operating well. In response, the California Energy Commission said it would fund their truck research. In addition, TransPower is funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE), the South Coast Air Quality Management Zone (AQMD), and the Los Angeles-Long Beach Port. These funds will help TransPower continue its research and manufacturing of pure electric heavy trucks. At the end of September this year, Trans-Power expanded its fleet of pure electric heavy trucks from four to seven.


TransPower said that although electric heavy trucks are not capable of long-distance transportation due to limited power output, it is impossible to replace diesel-powered trucks, but relying on pure electric to promote energy saving and emission reduction is still the future development direction. TransPower believes that these current successful trials will bring them greater investment in zero-emission heavy trucks. "Our achievements lay the foundation for the study of a larger pure electric heavy truck fleet," said Mike Simon.



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