Can you imagine the existence of trucks that can haul heavy loads more efficiently while making almost zero pollution? Yup! The answer would have been a big “NO” for most people before the Tesla Semi’s unveiling in 2017. And even today, there would be quite many who are oblivious of such a possibility. So, keep reading to know electric trucks 2022 that are on the road doing what they are meant to be doing.
Undeniably, trucks do a significant amount of the heavy lifting when it comes to inland logistics and delivery of goods. They come in all different sizes – small as a light local delivery truck to super haulers of hundreds of tonnes of jumbo loads across countries.
These modern load carriers have evolved through various iterations over several generations. With each generation getting more capable, cleaner as well as fuel-efficient and economical than the previous. While all these progressions are appreciable and a welcome improvement, they are insufficient to address the lingering climate change issue. According to a stat of 2019 from the EPA, USA, trucks contribute to a significant amount of greenhouse emissions (GHE) from the transportation sector. This sector is already the biggest GHE contributor in the US. Many companies are promising much cleaner and fuel-efficient trucks in the forthcoming iterations. But the world just doesn’t simply have the time and luxury to continue with IC engines for much longer.
Battery Operated Heavy Electric Trucks 2022 Around the Globe (BEV)
Trucks have an operating profile very diverse and demanding, unlike passenger vehicles. As a result, the road to the mass adaptation of emissions-free mobility in CVs is going to take quite an effort. Countries and corporations across the globe are exploring zero-emissions alternatives (BEV, FCEV) and hybrid alternatives (HEV) in trucks. Despite all the hurdles, the world is making rapid strides in greener technologies. The prices of batteries have dropped while their capacities increased exponentially. The results are – significant improvements in range and operating costs per kilometre.
We have made a list of incredibly amazing heavy electric trucks (battery-operated) that are set to change how the world looks at these load carriers.
- Battery Operated Heavy Electric Trucks 2022 Around the Globe (BEV)
- Volvo FH Electric trucks
- BYD 8TT and 8TT-ER Electric trucks
- Freightliner eCascadia
- Renault D Wide Z.E.
- Kenworth T680E
- Irizar e-mobility ie Truck 6×2
- VNR Electric (North America)
- Scania Electric Trucks 2022 (BEV)
- Mercedes-Benz eActros
- MAN eTGM Electric Trucks 2022
- Tesla Semi
- SEA Electric 500 EV
- Peterbilt 579EV
- Volta Zero Electric Trucks 2022
- Futuricum FH
- MACK LR Electric
- E-Force Electric Trucks 2022
- ETrucks E700
- BYD T31 series
- Janus Electric (Australia)
- IPLT Rhino 5536
- Skywell TP11 series electric
- XCMG Pure Electric Trucks
- Yutong Pure Electric Heavy Trucks 2022
- Foton Heavy Pure Electric trucks 2022
- SAIC Hongyan Pure Electric Heavy Trucks 2022
- FAW Jiefang Pure Electric Trucks 2022
- Sinotruk series electric Trucks 2022
- Dongfeng Heavy Electric Trucks 2022
- Dayun Motors heavy Electric trucks 2022
Volvo FH Electric trucks
The Volvo Group, famous for its world-class high-performance trucks is one of the leading players offering zero-emission solutions in commercial vehicles.
The Volvo FH Electric is a fully electric heavy truck that is ideal for longer city-to-city hauling tasks. It can handle large quantities of cargo freight with ease and deliver it swiftly, especially on fixed routes.
Offered in multiple variants of axle configurations in tractor and rigid forms, the truck has a GCW of up to 44 tonnes. 2-3 motor options coupled with I-Shift transmission deliver continuous power of up to 330 to 490 kW.
An option to choose from two to six batteries to have a capacity of 180 to 540 kWh is available which can give the silent workhorse a range of up to 300 km (4×2 tractor-trailer configuration).
Also, when it comes to a full charge, it takes about 9.5 hours with 43 kW of AC and 2.5 hours with 250 kW of DC fast charging.
Finally, if you are planning to buy this amazing truck, it’s on sale currently in Europe with its production slated to start in the second half of 2022.
BYD 8TT and 8TT-ER Electric trucks
BYD, short for Build Your Dreams, is a Chinese manufacturer of various battery-operated mobility solutions. It is one of the foremost companies in the world offering electromobility solutions.
The BYD 8TT is an all-electric heavy-duty truck that has a GCWR of 47.627 tonnes. It has a max power of 355.24 kW (483 HP) while being able to produce 900 Nm of torque.
The truck can climb a maximum gradeability of 30 percent and has a top speed of 119 km/h.
Battery capacities offered are 422 kWh and 563 kWh on ETT and 8TT-ER (ER – Extended Range) respectively.
The trucks come with BYD’s proprietary LFP Battery technology which promises 70 percent capacity even after 10000 charging cycles.
BYD offers the longest battery warranty in the industry of 12 years due to their unparalleled performance and reliability.
No heavy metals and toxic chemicals. 4.44° to 60° C operation
BYD is certainly a prime player in building our collective dream of a sustainable form of transport.
Freightliner eCascadia is a Class 8 all-electric heavy-duty battery-electric truck from Freightliner. The Daimler group’s brand is famous for its heavy-duty trucks in the Americas.
eCascadia has the same platform as the Cascadia – North America’s highest sold class 8 truck platform that has a long history of reliability.
The electric drive produces a power of 360-500 HP (373 kW) to allow the truck a GCW of 37.194 tonnes.
Battery Capacities offered are 315 kWh or 475 kWh allowing a driving range of up to 400 kilometres. Charging the batteries to 80 percent takes about 90 minutes.
Single or multi e-axle options of propulsion are available in the truck to address different requirements
The start of production is to start late 2022 at Portland Truck Manufacturing Plant with a hundred percent clean energy
Renault D Wide Z.E.
Renault is among the foremost players that have been offering clean alternative options in different segments of the market for a long time. The automaker has electric trucks in its D line-up of trucks which are specifically designed for regional transport of supplies and cargo.
The Renault D Wide Z.E. is an all-electric (BEV) truck from the French auto giant. It is available in multiple configurations suitable for varying applications and in sizes of 19 and 26 tonnes.
The 19-tonne model has one motor while two motors present in the 26-tonne model, and a 2-gear transmission.
The truck is able to produce a continuous power of 260 kW (350 HP) and 850 Nm of torque.
The onboard charging takes about 8 hours for a full charge on 22 kW AC and is compatible with 150 kW DC fast charging.
The vehicle has a range of about 120 km (according to the brochure) and up to 150 km as mentioned in the video alongside.
Kenworth is a PACCAR subsidiary that is famous for its iconic trucks throughout the North Americas. The T680E is a Class 8 heavy-duty all-electric truck that has designs similar to the T680 model.
The Meritor’s 14Xe powertrain with high/ low voltage power electronics can deliver the heavy BEV a 394.23 kW of continuous power and a peak of 492.8 kW, obtaining a torque of 2200 Nm.
It comes with a battery size of 396 kWh. A maximum rate of 120 kWh using CCS1 DC fast charge can fully charge the truck in about 3.3 hours. These trucks have an estimated range of up to 241.2 km depending on the type of application.
Its design is suitable for pickup and delivery tasks. Also, the truck is available in 6×4 axle configurations of a day cab as either a tractor or rigid truck.
Models available in 24.49 tonnes and 37.194 tonnes GVWR capacities.
Irizar e-mobility ie Truck 6×2
Irizar e-mobility, a part of the Spanish Irizar Group, focuses on electric mobility solutions to respond to different market needs.
The ie Truck 6×2 is an all-electric truck that is available in two and three axes versions. An 8-meter long Irizar 6×2 chassis has a capacity of 18 tonnes.
NMC type Li-ion batteries of capacities 130-400 kWh power the truck to give it a range of up to 240 km. The electric drive produces a nominal power of 240 kW to obtain 3200 Nm of torque. It has a max speed of 93 km/h, self-limiting at 85 km/h and can climb a maximum slope of 16 percent at 29 Tn at startup.
The cabin is accessible via a single 370 mm step, which according to Irizar is the lowest access height of a truck currently in the market.
Other features include – a driver’s seat with a pneumatic suspension along with adjustable lumbar support and electric climate-controlled cabin.
Also, the cabin can seat up to 3 passengers with safety belts for all of them. Camera mirrors are available as an option.
VNR Electric (North America)
VNR Electric is an e-mobility solution for CVs from the Volvo Trucks North America Division. They have a design characteristic with North American type of trucks.
The VNR electric series is available in a wide variety of axle sizes in rigid and tractor forms. According to the specs sheet, these trucks have a power rating of 340 kW and can produce approximately up to 5492 Nm of torque.
The transmission is Volvo’s I-shift two-speed automated, allowing the truck a top-speed of around 109 km/h. These trucks can have a GCW of up to 40-tonnes.
An option to choose between batteries of 375 kWh and 565 kWh capacities depending on the model and configuration is available. Charging the batteries to 80 percent takes about 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the capacity, using 250 kWh DC.
These trucks have an operating range up to around 440 km on a single charge.
Scania Electric Trucks 2022 (BEV)
Swedish Heavy Vehicle manufacturer Scania is amongst the major companies bringing electromobility in the CV market. It has its zero-emissions trucks powered by different technologies operating in several countries.
The Scania’s BEV range is available in a wheel configuration of 4×2, 6×2 and 6×2*4 with axle distances from 3950 to 5750 mm.
The electric drive produces a continuous power of around 230 kW and a torque of 1300 Nm. While the peak power and torque produced is 295 kW and 2200 Nm respectively
P and L-type cab options are available in electric versions.
The trucks are available in battery capacities of 297 kWh in versions having axle distances over 4350 mm. And for axle distances over 3950 mm, 165 kWh battery is provided
Juicing-up the batteries can be done with a CCS type 2 connection of up to 130 kW/ 200A DC fast charging.
The trucks have a max GTW of up to 29 tonnes.
eActros, is a zero-emission variant of Mercedes-Benz’s iconic Actros heavy truck running on batteries.
The electric goods carrier comes in 4×2 and 6×2 configurations with a standard range of up to 300 km. The latter configuration can also be coupled with a trailer or go an additional 100 km in the extended-range variant.
It has a permanent GVW of 19 tonnes for the smaller of them while the bigger 6×2 has 27 tonnes and 27 tonnes (40 tonnes) with trailer.
eActros\’s electric drive can output continuous power of 330 kW and a maximum of 400 kW.
The transmission has 2 forward and 2 reverse gears. Top speed of 89 km/h.
It comes with 3 lithium-ion batteries, each of 112 kW, as standard and an additional battery for the extended range option.
The batteries can be charged from 20-100 in 75 minutes and 100 minutes in 336 kWh and 448 kWh versions respectively
MAN eTGM Electric Trucks 2022
The eTGM is an all-electric battery-operated truck that is ideal for urban distribution.
It comes with 12 li-ion NMC battery packs to give it a capacity of 185 kWh which gives it a range of about 195 km.
The electric drive outputs a maximum of 264 kW/ 360 HP with a torque of 3100 Nm. A fixed gear ratio without a manually operated gearbox.
A slow battery-conserving charging at 22 kW AC takes about 8 hours to fully charge while it can be done in an hour on 150 kW DC fast charging.
The vehicle has a permissible gross weight of 26-tonnes.
The Tesla Semi – one of the most awaited heavy trucks since its public revelation in 2017. The Class 8 heavy vehicle was widely applauded for its exceptional specifications. Although there are a few working vehicles on the road today, the mass production of the Semi is postponed to 2023.
The design of the truck is aerodynamic from the ground up. As a result, it has a drag coefficient of just 0.36 to optimize battery savings. Moreover, it can do 0-100 km/h in just 25 seconds with 36 tonnes and can maintain the speed at 5 percent grade. All the power comes from four independent motors on the rear axles.
It can go for 475 km or 800 km, depending on the configuration, on a single charge while consuming less than 2 kW/km of energy.
The design of the cabin, with the driver’s seat in the center position, is quite ergonomic, allowing a panoramic field of view. Also, it can be used with autonomous driving features with the driver required to be cautious.
SEA Electric 500 EV
SEA Electric is an Australian company headquartered in California. It provides e-mobility solutions with its proprietary SEA-Drive electric power-system which is compatible with most OEM glider chassis.
The SEA 500 EV series is available in 4×2 and 6×2 forms, with GVM offers ranging between 15 and 22.5 tonnes.
SEA 500-225 powered by SEA Drive 280-35 power-system has GVM of 22.5 tonnes. It comes with an axle configuration of 6×2 while the maximum body length is 9.240 m.
Continuous power of 259 kW to a maximum of 372 kW can be obtained from the power system. While the magnitude of continuous torque is 1969 Nm to a maximum of 3999 Nm.
The vehicle can go up to 300 km on a single charge unladen and is designed to operate in the range of -20 to 50 degrees Celsius.
Charging the 280-kWh battery takes up to 14 hours
Peterbilt, one of the leading truck manufacturers in North America, is taking the charge of offering reliable environment-friendly load carriers with its all-electric models 220EV, 520EV, and 579EV. These trucks are designed to serve different segments of the market.
579EV is a Class 8 heavy model from the company with a GVWR of 36.2 tonnes. Its electric drive can deliver continuous power of 400 kWh to a maximum of 500 kWh.
The Class 8 heavy comes with large packs of LFP batteries to have an installed capacity of up to 396 kWh which allows work for around 240 km on a single charge.
These batteries can be charged to full in 3-4 hours of DC fast charging.
The Day Cab design of the truck is ideal for short haulage operations between hubs where there are plenty of opportunities to use its regenerative braking to recharge the batteries.
Volta Zero Electric Trucks 2022
Volta Zero is the first offering of the new company founded in 2017. The Zero is an all-electric solution ideal to meet the logistics and distribution requirements in urban spaces with clean and silent operation.
The truck comes with a battery pack of 150 kWh (usable) standard and 225 kWh (usable) high capacities giving it a range of 150-200 km. It has a max speed of 90 km/h.
It can carry a maximum payload of 8.2 tonnes and has a gross vehicle weight of 16 tonnes.
The cabin has space for 3 with the driver’s seat in the center and is designed ergonomically. It has wide visibility and advanced features.
The series production would start in late-2022 according to the company.
This Swiss company, which specializes in electric mobility technologies, offers emission-free, silent trucks from 18 to 40 tonnes. They use chassis from different series of Volvo and Daimler trucks and produce custom solutions for individuals.
The Futuricum FH was developed on Volvo’s chassis from the corresponding segment. It is offered in different options of rigid and semi-trailer form with different payload and battery capacities.
The 18-tonne rigid is offered in battery capacities of 680 kWh to a whopping 900 kWh.
While the 40-tonne semi-trailer has similar spec battery offerings with additional lower capacity battery options of 340 kWh and 450 kWh.
A range of around 500 km can be obtained from the huge sizes of batteries.
The manufacturer set a Guinness world record for the longest driven truck on a single charge going a distance of 1099 km with Futuricum FH.
MACK LR Electric
The LR Electric is an all-electric version of MACK’s LR series trucks. These are designed specially to operate in cities to perform waste collection and other tasks.
Two 130 kW high-performance AC motors produce 400 kW of peak power and 334 kW of continuous power to drive the truck. It has a 2-speed Mack Powershift transmission with 5492.4 Nm of peak torque output.
The energy is provided from 4 NMC li-ion batteries, 600 V and fast charging capability. It takes 90 mins to fully charge with 150 kW which allows it to operate for about 113 km.
Also, it comes with two-stage regenerative braking for additional energy savings.
It has a payload capacity of 11.55 tonnes and a GVWR of 29.9 tonnes.
The cabin has large windows for improved vision even on narrow streets and an ergonomically designed low sidestep height of 432 mm.
E-Force Electric Trucks 2022
E-force is a Swiss company that is active in e-mobility providing custom solutions for heavy-duty CVs since 2012. The truck chassis used by it mostly comes from IVECO.
E-Force EF26 is one of the heavy trucks from the company with a capacity of 26 tonnes and a permanent GVW of up to 44 tonnes.
The truck is driven by hybrid synchronous motors having maximum power ratings of 440 kW and 550 kW while a peak torque of 4050 Nm is obtained.
The truck is able to have a range of more than 450 km depending on driving profile.
It has an electronically limited maximum speed of 85 km/h
The batteries of NMC-C type and sizes from 170 to 340 kWh are available as per customer demand.
Normal AC charging takes up to 8 hours with 44 kW power, while it takes under an hour 350 kWh DC fast charging.
The Dutch truck manufacturer has Its LF electric and CF electric series full-electric battery-operated trucks as a candidate for electromobility.
The CF electric series which are provided in two-axle tractor form (GCW 37 tonnes) are naturally suited for large cargo deliveries to supermarkets. While the three-axle rigid form (GVW up to 29 tonnes) is suitable for sanitation or distribution in urban areas.
The VDL electric motors can produce 210 kW of nominal power and peak power of 240 kW and a torque of 2000 Nm.
It has a range of up to 220 km to 250 km depending on the form factor and other conditions.
Fast charging the batteries to full takes about 75 minutes.
Lion Electric is a Canadian e-mobility company offering options in buses and trucks. The Lion8 is a pure electric battery-operated Class 8 truck. The truck is available in multiple form factors specific to various applications required to perform in urban areas.
Its electric direct drive is able to produce up to 350 kW of peak power and a torque of up to 3400 Nm.
With up to 336 kWh of installed Li-ion battery capacity (NMC), it requires a Level III charging time of a minimum of 2 hours.
A single full charge gives it a driving range of around 270 km. It has a GVWR of 27.2 tonnes and a top speed of around 104 km/h.
The vehicle comes with air suspensions and air disc brakes.
One of the best electric trucks 2022 options, easily.
Emoss is a Dutch company offering solutions in the electrification of vehicles with its fully electric and hybrid powertrain options.
The custom solutions offered by the company can be seen on heavy electric trucks across various countries.
Etrucks is an Electric vehicle company in New Zealand. The company offers a wide range of electrically operated vehicles.
Of their big line-up, the E700 are heavy-duty trucks for the New Zealand market. These trucks come in 6×4 tractor and 8×4 truck versions. Their vehicles are manufactured in XCMG factories in China.
The batteries of these trucks use LFP technology which is known for its reliability. These batteries can be swapped in 5 minutes – a very important feature, for wider acceptance of electromobility in CVs.
Janus Electric (Australia)
Janus Electric is an Australian company providing e-mobility solutions to commercial vehicles with its custom-made solutions. These trucks can have a range of up to 600 km depending on the type of application.
One of the important features that this company offers is the use of swappable batteries.
IPLT Rhino 5536
IPLTech Electric is a pioneering company in India with its offering of an all-electric heavy truck in 2019. The company is founded by a group of engineers with an aim to bring zero-emission options to the CV market in India.
Rhino 5536 is a heavy truck with up to 55-tonne GVW.
The electric drive of the truck has a maximum power of approximately 265 kW and a peak torque of 2400 Nm.
Refrigerant cooled LFP batteries of 285 kWh allow the heavy a driving range of around 185 km.
Charing the batteries to full takes about 90 minutes using 14o kW.
Skywell TP11 series electric
The Skywell TP 11 series heavy-duty electric trucks are available in BEV and FCEV options with 4×2 and 6×4 semi-trailer form factors. Among other options are dump trucks suitable for different tasks in cities and construction works.
Widebody dump trucks like those in mining and concrete mixer trucks are also available.
XCMG Pure Electric Trucks
XCMG, short for the Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of commercial vehicles among many other types of heavy machinery. The group has a lineup of many hybrid and fully electric commercial vehicles along with conventional options.
The all-electric trucks consist of mining dump trucks of 81.6 tonnes (90 tons) and 45.35 tonnes (50 tons). Other dump trucks in 6×4 and 8×4 forms are also present in different sizes in BEV or FCEV form factors. Construction mixer trucks.
Yutong Pure Electric Heavy Trucks 2022
The Yutong Group offers a variety of solutions in the sphere of electromobility along with conventional options. Yutong YTK90E is a heavy dump truck that is offered in an electric version.
To begin with, the electric dump truck can have a total weight of 90 tonnes (90000 kg) and a curb weight of 30 tonnes. These trucks are ideal for mining and construction works of hydropower and road projects.
It can reach an average of 25 km/h on good roads which is 20 percent faster than diesel variants of a similar class.
The YTK90E has an increased speed of 10 km/h on an 8° slope.
These trucks promise huge savings on operating and maintenance costs.
Foton Heavy Pure Electric trucks 2022
Foton Motor Group, one of the prominent auto manufacturers, is offering all-electric heavy CVs along with other types of vehicles.
The BJ4259EVPA1 is a pure electric 6×4 tractor with a curb weight of 10900 kg and a rated total weight of 25000 kg.
Its batteries are LFP-type with a capacity of 281.91 kWh. The batteries can be charged in about 1-1.2 hours which gives the truck a driving range of around 200 km.
Additionally, the electric drive has a rated power of 220 kW and a peak of 360 kW to produce a torque of 1500/ 2100 Nm.
The BJ3319EVPA1 is an 8×4 all-electric heavy dump truck version having a curb weight of 18300 kg and a total weight of 31000 kg. Its batteries and electric drive specifications are similar to the earlier version. The driving range is around 190 km for this model.
SAIC Hongyan Pure Electric Heavy Trucks 2022
SAIC Hongyan is a SAIC-owned subsidiary that has been manufacturing CVs for the last half a century. The various options offered by the manufacturer in the sphere of zero-emission heavy trucks include H6 6×4 and H6 4×2 pure electric tractors.
Both the variants have power ratings of 250 kW of continuous and 360 kW of peak power and a torque of 1600 Nm/ 2500 Nm
The installed battery pack is up to 282 kWh
FAW Jiefang Pure Electric Trucks 2022
The FAW Jiefang is one of the foremost companies manufacturing heavy electric CVs in various sizes. The J6P 6×4 pure electric tractor and J6P 8×4 Pure electric dump truck are some of the heavy offerings from the company.
From the data mentioned on the company’s website – the J6P 6×4 electric tractor has a total weight of 49 (presumably 49 tonnes) and 489 HP (359.5 kW).
While the specifications for the J6P 8×4 electric dump truck – total weight of 31 (presumably 31 tonnes) while having the same motor power as the tractor version. The batteries of the trucks are swappable allowing greater flexibility and operating greater amounts of time.
Sinotruk series electric Trucks 2022
Sinotruk HOWO is a series of heavy-duty commercial trucks from the manufacturer. The manufacturer is one of the important companies that are offering all-electric versions of their regular models. The company provides custom configurations to suit the needs of clients. Various electric-powered, as well as autonomous trucks from the manufacturer, are used in various ports and cargo hubs.
Dongfeng Heavy Electric Trucks 2022
Dongfeng is a major automotive company in PRC that was established in 1969. The manufacturer offers a variety of solutions in the electromobility sphere along with conventional options.
Dayun Motors heavy Electric trucks 2022
The Dayun Trucks is also offering electric options along with its regular lineup of heavy trucks.