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Volvo Trucks VNR Electric & VNL 760, Latest-Generation D13TC Engine On Display At TMC

Volvo Trucks VNR Electric & VNL 760, Latest-Generation D13TC Engine On Display At TMC

Volvo Trucks will have its first-generation all-electric Volvo VNR Electric 4×2 tractor and bestselling Volvo VNL 760 on hand at the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA’s) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition. The ATA says the event, which takes place March 7 to 10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, is 2022’s most important event for fleet technology and maintenance management professionals. Volvo is one of more than 380 planned exhibitors at the show; the manufacturer will also display a cutaway of its latest-generation D13TC (Turbo Compound) engine and the new Volvo VNR Electric motor.

The Volvo VNR Electric

North American sales of VNR Electric trucks began in December 2020. Volvo positions the battery-electric truck as a decarbonized transport solution for customer applications and driving cycles with local and regional distribution ranges. The VNR Electric at TMC will have an electric motor that produces 455 horsepower (335 kilowatts) and 4,051 pounds-foot (5,492 newton-meters) of torque. It’s also equipped with a Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission and the Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) 2.0 collision mitigation system that comprises several automated safety technologies.

 

Volvo will begin producing a next-generation VNR Electric in the second quarter of this year, featuring an enhanced battery design with up to 40% greater capacity. An available six-battery pack option can extend the truck’s driving range by 85%, or up to 275 miles (442 kilometers). Volvo says the new batteries will also reduce charging times by 15%.

The VNL 760

Volvo recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its VNL 760 long-haul sleeper. The display model at TMC will be equipped with a 425-HP (313-kW) 13-liter, inline six-cylinder D13TC engine that delivers up to 1,750 lbf-ft (2,372 N-m) of torque. The D13TC is now standard equipment on all VNL models, and is designed to convert potential waste heat into additional power, resulting in fuel savings of as much as 6% when compared with the D13 VGT power plant. The VNL 760 includes VADA 2.0, Volvo Dynamic Steering, and an Xceed package that improves fuel economy by up to 16%. An included FlowBelow AeroKit aerodynamics package is designed to reduce drag and improves fuel efficiency.
Source: Volvo

Attendees of ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) upcoming annual meeting and exhibition in Orlando can get an in-person look at Volvo’s first-generation, battery-electric VNR Electric. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)

The VNL 760 is powered by Volvo’s latest-generation D13TC (Turbo Compound) engine, which uses up to 6% less fuel than a Volvo D13 VGT. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)

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