Volkswagen starts producing electric trucks in Brazil

The new model should cost about 2.7 times the price of a truck with a combustion engine but the manufacturer says operating costs are much less.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Volkswagen Trucks and Buses this Monday, June 14, announced the production of the e-Delivery model, the first electric truck fully developed, conceived, and approved in Brazil by the assembler.

The 11-ton (4x2) model left the final assembly line this morning. In addition, an even larger 6x2 model (six support points for two traction axles) will also be manufactured.

In all, the company invested R$150 (US$30) million to adapt its Resende (RJ) plant to manufacture the vehicle - in 2019, at the time the new model was announced, the company said that 80% of . . .

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