Volvo Penta managed to exhibit its brand-new electric driveline at TOC 2022, the leading port and terminal exhibition held this week in Rotterdam. The purpose-built electric driveline developed by Volvo Penta – the company dealing with engines and powertrain technologies within the Volvo Group – is now powering a series of TICO’s electric terminal tractors as well as Rosenbauer’s electric fire trucks.
Volvo Penta, the electric driveline for terminal tractors…
TICO is a North American pioneer in fleet services, terminal services and terminal tractor manufacturing. Volvo Penta and TICO announced their collaboration in late March 2021, and by December the first of several emissions-free, fully electric terminal tractor prototypes were ready to undergo testing with TICO’s leading fleet partners.
…and for Rosenbauer’s electric fire trucks
In addition, a purpose-built electric driveline was engineered for the electric fire truck made by Rosenbauer, namely the RT (Revolutionary Technology) and RTX. The RT is enjoying real-world success with fire departments in Berlin and Amsterdam, where the trucks have responded to hundreds of emergency calls. The new vehicle architecture that was enabled by its emissions-free Volvo Penta electric driveline allowed Rosenbauer to implement a host of other upgrades in terms of functionality, ergonomics, safety and manoeuvrability. The US-compliant RTX model arrived at the Los Angeles Fire Department in California last month.
“At Volvo Penta we see ourselves as partners, not suppliers, to our OEM customers”, explains Anders Konradsson, Vice President Global Industrial Sales at Volvo Penta. “We work closely with our customers to create tailored solutions based on their requirements. As part of the Volvo Group, we can leverage proven technology and competence from Volvo Trucks, Volvo Buses and Volvo Construction Equipment. We combine this with our customer, market and application knowledge, allowing us to optimize the design and adapt the complete electric driveline system for a specific vehicle, considering the exact usage, climate and environment it will operate in”.