Volvo Penta and TICO announced a joint effort in the development of fully-electric terminal truck prototypes.
Together the two companies will start building the first prototypes and begin testing this year. Additionally, TICO is also partnering with Volvo Penta to offer an alternative diesel powertrain within its existing line-up.
As part of the Volvo Group, Volvo Penta’s electric driveline draws on tested and proven technology from Volvo Group. Volvo Penta is already working with OEM Rosenbauer, in the development of an electric fire truck. This electric fire truck is being put to use in real-life call-outs in Berlin and is scheduled for market introduction later this year.
In addition to its manufacturing operations, TICO also manages a fleet of more than 1,500 terminal tractors, creating a business model as both an OEM and an operator.