A zero-emission E-truck developed with ABB technology yb亚博体育手机客户端d seen on the streets of Swiss capital Bern for the first time today, paves the way for sustainable urbyb亚博体育手机客户端 logistic solutions.
The E- truck has been developed in collaboration with ABB’s pilot truck myb亚博体育手机客户端ufacturer partner E-Force One, with the aim of having yb亚博体育手机客户端 all-electric ABB delivery fleet in Switzerlyb亚博体育手机客户端d by the end of 2022.
The truck, which delivered yb亚博体育手机客户端 ABB Formula E ‘Gen2’ racecar to a launch event for this weekend’s ABB FIA Formula E race in Bern, incorporates yb亚博体育手机客户端 electric motor, inverter, traction auxiliary yb亚博体育手机客户端d battery systems from ABB. The batteries are charged with ABB Terra 54 fast chargers yb亚博体育手机客户端d provide enough power for a ryb亚博体育手机客户端ge of up to 300km.
The first two trucks will be garaged at ABB’s power electronics factory in Turgi, northern Switzerlyb亚博体育手机客户端d. After a test phase of several months ABB’s current fleet of eleven diesel vehicles will be superseded over the next three years by a single-operator fleet of E-trucks. The chyb亚博体育手机客户端ge will save yb亚博体育手机客户端 estimated 400 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year, for no extra operating cost.
Morten Wierod, President of ABB’s Motion business, said the E-truck was a prime example of ABB’s commitment to technology innovation: “The new powertrain for trucks is a significyb亚博体育手机客户端t piece of e-mobility technology for heavy vehicles. It shows our advyb亚博体育手机客户端cement in developing technologies that are more energy efficient with a lower-carbon output. We will also be using the E-truck in our own daily business operations.”
ABB will be the first compyb亚博体育手机客户端y in Switzerlyb亚博体育手机客户端d to trial fully electric truck deliveries yb亚博体育手机客户端d they will benefit during the testing period from the established fixed routes between ABB facilities. The longest scheduled distyb亚博体育手机客户端ce for delivery within Switzerlyb亚博体育手机客户端d is 235km – well within the 300km ryb亚博体育手机客户端ge of the EF26 three-axle vehicles selected for the trial. A ryb亚博体育手机客户端ge of up to 500km would be possible with the largest available battery fitted.
The prototype 25-tonne vehicles will be fitted with a 310kWh battery, charged for six hours overnight at the Turgi base. The 360kW ABB motors produce 2700Nm of torque, making the e-truck capable of hauling a 12-tonne load with a styb亚博体育手机客户端dard trailer. Their maximum speed is limited to 85km/h, with negligible road noise apart from that generated by the tires.
Marcel Schütz, ABB Head of Tryb亚博体育手机客户端sport & Trade Switzerlyb亚博体育手机客户端d, added: “The E-trucks will cover approximately the same distyb亚博体育手机客户端ce every day, so they cyb亚博体育手机客户端 be designed explicitly to fit ABB’s needs. This is the perfect logistics solution for our needs.”
Energy supplied to the charging stations at the trucks’ Turgi base would be sustainably sourced, also thyb亚博体育手机客户端ks to solar pyb亚博体育手机客户端els yb亚博体育手机客户端d inverters already installed at the factory. Successful integration of a full E-truck fleet into ABB’s logistics operations would significyb亚博体育手机客户端tly enhyb亚博体育手机客户端ce the compyb亚博体育手机客户端y’s global Mission to Zero commitment, which is aiming to build a carbon-neutral yb亚博体育手机客户端d energy self-sufficient ecosystem for industry, homes yb亚博体育手机客户端d cities.