- Intelligent systems act in milliseconds
- Motor delivers maximum torque at any speed
- Electronically managed suspension, and more
What is an electric truck made of? Certainly a lot of embedded technology. In driving, the purpose of Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus is to provide an experience very close to the diesel version of the Delivery family, recognized as one of the favorites in the market. However, in operation, the components act quite differently.
There are several intelligent systems behind the operation that exchange information with each other almost instantly. The activity of these components begins as soon as the driver starts the vehicle and the command arrives at the control center, which interprets the message that it is necessary to activate the high-voltage battery for the e-Delivery to start running.
This data is shared with the battery management system, which acts as a guardian and controls your operating pace. From there, the energy goes to the distribution unit, which shares it with all other high voltage components, such as the electric motor traction inverter, which is responsible for controlling the vehicle's power and torque.
When the engine starts working, its power in the e-Delivery goes directly to the cardan, which distributes it to the truck's traction axle, without using a transmission. From that moment on, it's like any other truck: the e-Delivery wheels start to turn and the electric vehicle starts its operation. It seems like a long way, but everything happens immediately and with a lot of intelligence for maximum efficiency.
The entire e-Delivery project was built around batteries, in modules, in a truly flexible architecture. This design conceived by the brand's engineering in Brazil is unique and patented, with a better use of the chassis to support electrical technology in an innovative way.
It's a new concept for electric truck. In this configuration in modules, the front part accommodates the cabin and auxiliaries. Between the axes are the batteries, working this distance to maximize the energy storage area. Finally, there is the powertrain: it is a truck with an electric traction motor positioned at the rear of the vehicle, a novelty in the market. This entire architecture overcomes the challenge of providing energy capacity tailored to the customers' application, with robustness and reliability