"Australian freight giant Team Global Express has made the biggest order for
electric trucks in Australia after landing a $20 million deal with the
Australian Renewable Energy Agency to fund the purchase.
The deal involves the purchase of 36 medium duty electric trucks from the
Swedish based Volvo Trucks and another 24 light rigid e-canter battery electric
trucks from Daimler Fuso, along with the charging infrastructure for its Sydney
The purchase orders represent the biggest single electric truck order for Volvo
and will be the biggest electric truck trial in Australia, if not the world.
The ARENA funds will account for nearly half of the $44 million costs of the
truck and the investment in the Bungarribee parcels depot in western Sydney,
which will include 63 chargers (16 Kempower 120kW fast chargers and 47 Jet
Charge 22kW AC chargers).
Team Global will also install a 1MWh battery at the site, and add more rooftop
solar – probably around 500kW – to the 400kW system that already exists. It
will contract further grid consumption from wind and solar suppliers.
The Volvo FL Electric trucks – which will be delivered early in 2023 – will be
equipped with four 66kWh battery packs for increased range and improved
charging performance. The FL Electric utilises a 600-volt single motor electric
drive system as well as a 2-speed automated transmission.
The trucks will be fitted with 10-pallet van bodies and will become a part of
the company’s Sydney metropolitan pick-up and delivery fleet.The trucks have a
gross mass of 16,000kg and a payload of 5,500kg."
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