Green industrial vehicles: in electric mode

Renault Trucks D Wide

Green industrial vehicles, mostly 100% electric, are entering the market. And if only 346 electric VIs are sold in 2021, rising oil and gas prices, legislative restrictions on biofuels, government or public assistance, continued progress by manufacturers and energy companies, and the enthusiasm of carriers make electric a symbol of sustainable mobility.

Renault Trucks is electrified

“By 2040, 75% of the rolling stock will be electrified, and the remaining 25% will run on hydrogen, biodiesel and biomethane,” for Renault Trucks, which will introduce the second generation of urban and regional distribution electric vehicles in ten years. The manufacturer wants to achieve 50% of its sales with electricity by 2030. Between January and July 2022, it received orders for 146 E-Tech D and D Wide and 186 E-Tech and quotes for 367 E-Tech D and D. Broad. Its franchise network Clovis Location also requires delivery of 172 E-Techs. This success is due to the 360° support strategy associated with the sales of the E-Tech D, D Wide and Master brands with tags between 3.1 and 26 tons. This approach defines the criteria for vehicles and covers the complete ecosystem, from financing to purchase assistance, charging stations and their installation.

This strategy also led to a partnership with carrier Geodis to produce Oxygen, a 16-tonne electric carrier, by 2023. Its low cabin, active safety, innovation and connectivity mean mass urban logistics with a TCO equal to a diesel carrier.

Volvo trucks to order

Volvo Trucks will start delivering FH, FM and FMX Electric tractors with a GCW of 44 tonnes in mid-2022. Jonas Odermalm, vice president of electromobility product management at Volvo Trucks, says: “They are built on the same platform as their diesel or gas counterparts to meet the diversity of requirements. With three electric motors mated to an I-Shift gearbox optimized for electric VIs, their driveline combines 490 kW (670 hp) and up to 2,400 Nm. Their six battery packs store 540 kWh of energy for 380 km of autonomy. . 1.1kW/km – mileage and consumption recorded in January on a 343km mountainous route including motorways and bypasses. They charge up to 80% in less than 90 minutes for a 43 kW AC or 250 kV DC charger at night. It is enough to cover 500 km in two cycles.

To confirm 1,100 orders recorded in 2021, Volvo Trucks relied on a complete ecosystem of service, maintenance and financing solutions. In 2024, the deployment of a European network of 1,700 electric charging stations for trucks will be added by CellCentric, a joint venture between Volvo, Traton and Daimler Truck. Jonas Odermalm explains: “It is important that the transition to electricity is gradual and easy for carriers, as they will operate a mixed fleet for a long time.” Volvo Trucks will distribute its fasteners from 2023.

Watt for Daimler truck

Launched at the end of 2021 for suburban and regional activities, the eActros and its range of 300 to 400 km have allowed Daimler Truck to outline its offer: vehicle selection, advice, charging infrastructure and services.

Thus, in July 2022, the manufacturer was able to launch the eEconic for urban applications, and in September presented the 40-ton eActros LongHaul in Hannover. This long-range aircraft will begin field tests in 2023. It can travel 500 km thanks to 1 million watts of charging and 20 80% long-life, rechargeable lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries. minute. “Most long-distance haulage requires a range of no more than 500 km, which is achieved by a single charge of the eActros LongHaul,” explains Daimler Truck. Recall that EU driving time regulations require a driver to take a break of at least 45 minutes after driving for 4.5 hours. Therefore, a break that can be used to charge the car.

Finally, Daimler Truck will produce its GenH2 hydrogen vehicle by 2027. It will be the cheaper of the two technologies,” explains Andreas Gorbach, Head of Truck Technology at Daimler Trucks.

Driven by DAF CF Electric

In the suburban electromobility market dominated by carriers, the DAF CF Electric 4×2 tractor, produced since 2018, found its place in 2022 thanks to the extended autonomy strategy implemented by the manufacturer. More powerful than lead-acid batteries and 700kg lighter, its new lithium-iron-phosphate batteries give the tractor a range of 220km and 350kWh of power, which is 37t GCW, meaning “only 9 less payload”. Mauffrey Group, using December 2021, comments on the ratio of diesel road block to t. It takes three hours to fully charge a 65,000 euro terminal with a 180 kW terminal, and eight hours with a 50 kW terminal. terminal, 35,000 euros. DAF says customers can travel up to 500 km per day thanks to “smart planning and intermediate charging”.

MAN is organized

Concerned about basing its electromobility on an attractive range and ecosystem, MAN is delaying the marketing of an eTGM carrier to power its HGVs. In perspective, with the commercialization of heavy-duty electric tractors it envisions for 2024. So MAN approached ABB E-mobility to get 600-800 km of autonomy for its tractors thanks to a 1000 volt megawatt load. At the same time, he will continue his research on hydrogen mobility within the framework of the Bayer-nFlotte project in Bavaria.

Scania in the distance

Following the 29-tonne electric city transporters and 29- and 36-tonne PHEV plug-in hybrids launched in 2020, Scania is developing an electric range for long-distance regional transport of goods, public works, forestry or mining. Playing on the modularity of its products, the manufacturer promises a new model year, from a 26 ton 6x2x4 carrier to a 560 hp 4×2 tractor capable of carrying 64 tons GVW. Equipped with six batteries with a total capacity of 624 kWh, the tractors will benefit from 320 km of autonomy on the highway at an average speed of 80 km/h. And thanks to charging at 375 kW, they will restore 270-300 km of autonomy in an hour. Scania will support its customers with services that facilitate the energy transition and end-of-life vehicle recycling. Production will begin in the fourth quarter of 2023. Scania, which is associated with Cummins in the HyTrucks project, is also developing 1,000 HGVs equipped with electric kinematics and Cummins hydrogen fuel cells by 2025.

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