Volvo Trucks has taken the wraps off a new dual-battery system that can power in-cab requirements and not drain the starter batteries.
In unveiling the new system, Volvo told us it will provide sufficient power for all in-cab functions, including heating, cooling, refrigerator and media system, without running down the starter battery.
“Drivers can enjoy improved comfort and living conditions, knowing that they have enough power for their needs.” – Samuel Nerdal, Product Manager Electrical and Electronics at Volvo Trucks.
While Samuel says the gel technology can meet high energy requirements for long periods of time.
“These benefits can be seen primarily in long-distance transport assignments and in really hot or cold climates.
“Even on winter nights, the driver can enjoy a good night’s rest without having to get up and start the engine in order to recharge the batteries,”
“A parked truck with an idling engine consumes about three litres of fuel per hour. With our solution, it is possible to minimise idling time and thus significantly cut fuel costs.”
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