Volvo Trucks North America will feature the VNR Electric, the 25th anniversary VNL 760 and an original Volvo VN truck from 1996 in its booth (No. 8131) at the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E) Oct. 23-26 in Nashville, Tennessee.

“This year’s ATA event provides an ideal opportunity for an up-close look at the innovations that continue to make Volvo Trucks the leader in North American transport solutions,” said Chris Stadler, product marketing manager at Volvo Trucks North America. “In addition to our offerings in integrated systems intelligence, advanced telematics and fuel economy, the VNR Electric represents our uncontested leadership in the growing marketplace of battery-electric, heavy-duty trucks.”

The Volvo VNR Electric is Volvo Trucks’ first commercially available battery-electric Class 8 vehicle, manufactured at the New River Valley assembly facility in Dublin, Virginia. It is equipped with a driveline rated at 455 horsepower, generating up to 4,051 lb.-ft. of torque. With a 264-kWh battery capacity, the Volvo VNR Electric can also support an operating range of up to 150 miles based on the truck’s configuration. Additionally, it has the ability to recharge to an 80% level of battery energy within 70 minutes.

In addition, the 25th anniversary Volvo VNL 760 will be displayed at ATA MC&E. Volvo Trucks most recently announced that the D13 Turbo Compound (D13TC) engine is now standard on all Volvo VNL models. Designed to minimize greenhouse gas emissions while enhancing fuel economy, the D13TC engine delivers up to 6% fuel economy improvements over the 2020 Volvo D13 VGT engine.

To celebrate the 25 year anniversary and showcase how Volvo Trucks continuously accelerates the shift towards new, more efficient and sustainable transport solutions, an original model from the VN model’s introduction in 1996 is also on display.

“In 1996, the VN model revolutionized the North American transport industry, setting new standards of safety, aerodynamics, driver productivity and fuel efficiency,” said Johan Agebrand, director of product marketing, Volvo Trucks North America. “Since then, the VNL has carried on the tradition and continued to set new industry standards, as well as products such as the Volvo I-Shift transmission, Volvo Dynamic Steering and now our latest groundbreaking offering, the Volvo D13 Turbo Compound engine.”

Volvo Trucks’ ATA MC&E conference exhibit highlights:

Volvo VNR Electric 4x2 Tractor

  • 455 HP and 4,051 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission, two-speed
  • 12,500 lb. front axle
  • 23,000 lb. rear axle
  • Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) 2.0

Volvo VNL 760

  • Volvo D13TC engine, XE Economy 425 HP and 1750 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 13,200 lb. front axle
  • 40,000 lb. rear axle
  • Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST)
  • Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) 2.0
  • Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission, 12-speed

Cutaways of the Volvo I-Shift intelligent automated manual transmission and latest-generation D13TC engine, along with the new Volvo VNR Electric motor, will also be on display.

CAPTION: The Volvo VNR Electric, in addition to the 25th anniversary model of the VNL 760 and Volvo VN model from 1996, will be highlighted in the Volvo Trucks North America booth at ATA MC&E in Nashville Oct. 23-26, 2021.

Volvo Trucks North America, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturers in North America. Its Uptime Services commitment is delivered by a network of nearly 400 authorized dealers across North America and the 24/7 Volvo Trucks Uptime Center. Every Volvo truck is assembled in the Volvo Trucks New River Valley manufacturing facility in Dublin, Virginia, which meets the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, 14001 standard for environmental care and holds a dual ISO 50001/Superior Energy Performance certification at the platinum level, indicating a sustained excellence in energy management. Volvo Trucks North America provides complete transport solutions for its customers, offering a full range of diesel, alternative-fuel and all-electric vehicles, and is part of the Volvo Trucks global organization.

Volvo Trucks supplies complete transport solutions for discerning professional customers with its full range of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Customer support is provided via a global network of dealers with 2,300 service points in about 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 12 countries across the globe. In 2022 approximately 145,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.