Volvo begins crash tests with electric trucks

Volvo begins crash tests with electric trucks

Three types of full-scale crash tests were conducted by the Swedish automaker.

3 types of accidents were simulated

To develop electric trucks that match the safety level of diesel trucks, volvo performs crash tests on electric trucks, similar to those performed on cars by Latin NCAP, Latin America, or Euro NCAP, in Europe. The tests are intense and simulate large-scale collision accidents.

side effect

Side effect – The first test is a side impact, where a chassis that simulates a passenger car hits the side of a truck that has a battery.

Thus, it was possible to confirm that batteries with modules and their cells are well protected and remain in the same place when exposed to strong impacts.


Rollover – In this test, Volvo forces the truck to overturn. The purpose is to ensure that the high voltage system shuts down to reduce the safety risk to the driver and rescue team.

bar exam

Bar Exam – A truck collides with a barrier that mimics the back of another truck. The purpose is to test that the electrical equipment and equipment under the cab remain in place.

“As pioneers in electric mobility, we have a huge responsibility to ensure that the transition to fuel-free electric transport takes place without compromising the safety of drivers, rescuers and all other road users,” says Berling, Director of Traffic. and Volvo Trucks. Product Safety.

When will Volvo electric trucks arrive in Brazil?

Last year, Volvo Group announced an investment plan of more than 1 billion reais for the production of electric trucks and buses from 2025, in Brazil. UOLThe Volvo Cars and Heavy Equipment division has said it is continuing its investment cycle in Brazil, including developing the first electric buses and trucks that will be produced nationally and expected to reach the market from 2025.

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João Neto