Volvo Trucks Australia and key waste management contractor, JJ’s Waste and Recycling have joined forces to trial the Volvo FE Electric in waste applications.
Affectionately dubbed “Oscar” by VGA staff, the 6×2 FE Electric featured on the Volvo Group Australia stand at the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show. The truck has been fitted with a rear loading; 16 cubic metre waste body ideally suited for urban operations.
The three-month trial will take place on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and will provide insights into the impact of electric PTO use on range and productivity.
Utilising four Gen 2 batteries with a capacity of 265KWh the dual motor FE Electric has a potential range of up to 220 kilometres.
With the rear loading waste body, the FE Electric has a potential payload of up to 7 tons depending on body positioning and the corresponding front axle load.
Joe Branagan, Operations Manager, JJ’s Waste and Recycling also shared his enthusiasm for the trial.
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