Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus in Brazil is now launching its new electric delivery truck. As engineering partner, Semcon Brazil has contributed with expertise in electrification, product and test engineering and structural analyses to get the truck ready for the market.
Brazil is one of the world’s most densely populated countries, with huge challenges when it comes to infrastructure and mobility. Electric vehicles make out an important step in decreasing air pollution and noise in the country’s largest cities.
In 2019 Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus initated an e-Mobility consortium consisting of partners in different development areas, such as product development and life-cycle management. Within this framework, Semcon Brazil entered as one of the partner companies of Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus and helped to make feasible and produce the first electric truck developed in Brazil, the e-Delivery.
“This is an important first step in the consortium’s aim to accelerate electrification of heavy-duty vehicles. At Semcon we are very proud to contribute with our expertise and help build a better mobility for the future”, says Markus Granlund, CEO at Semcon.
Semcon expertise in the project
Semcon has the role of engineering services provider in the e-Consortium, working in the areas of prototype assembly, tooling, as well as support in product engineering and testing. 50 experts in various fields have been involved in the project so far.
“This initiative marks a historical moment in the world`s automotive industry. Together, VWCO and partners, we joined forces to produce and deliver to the market the first electric trucks developed and manufactured in Brazil”, says Rodrigo Chaves, CTO – R&D Engineering at VW Trucks and Buses.
About the e-Delivery truck
The first vehicle developed within the framework of the e-Consortium is this e-Delivery, aimed at the light truck segment with a the capacity to transport up to 14 tonnes. The truck has a range of 200 kilometers and brakes that charge the batteries while driving.
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