Video: An electric truck … creating its own energy

John G Smith

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo Trucks is plugging in to the promise of electric vehicles, with FL and FE models to be produced in Europe by 2019.

A four-megawatt wind power plant will produce enough energy to drive 200 electric FE trucks, observed Anna Thorden, product manager – electromobility.

But that’s not the only way the electricity can be generated for the batteries. The trucks can also generate their own power through regenerative braking, as this video clip from Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith explains.



John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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