The Swedish carmaker considers adding electric-powered trucks to its portfolio. While Volvo is experienced in producing electric buses, South Korea’s technology giant Samsung could supply the batteries.
Claes Nilsson, head of Volvo Trucks, said to The Korea Herald that they are currently talking with Samsung about the development of such electric truck batteries. Both companies partner also in the electric bus sector. Further details about the extent of a potential future partnership in the truck field have not yet been given.
Nilsson’s stay in Seoul, South Korea was due to a presentation he hold on future visions including connectivity, automation and electric mobility regarding the commercial vehicle segment. In this context, he also said that “hydrogen has potential, but batteries are more likely to be the mainstream”.