The electrification of road transport brings new challenges to the truck producers. What happens to the high voltage installation in a crash? And how to prevent fire in a crash? For Volvo Trucks reason for a crash test program with the new e-trucks.
Safety is key for Volvo trucks and that is also the case for electric trucks. By crash testing all components are tested in real life situations. When a Volvo e-truck is involved in a crash all electricity is swiched off so the rescue workers can do their job. Also the battery’s are protected against the impact on the front- ore the side of the truck.