North America

TICO EV Terminal Tractor Prototype

Partnering on the Path to Zero-Emissions.

TICO EV Terminal Tractor Prototype​ 

The Volvo Penta electric driveline is an ideal solution for fleet operators interested in reducing carbon footprints and reaching zero-emission targets. With powerful performance, optimized duty cycles, and efficiency in engineering, the Volvo Penta Electric Driveline is a complete EV solution.

Used for material handling applications and built to ensure operational continuity for each shift. Precise packaging with two battery packs, a complete electrical component system, and a dedicated support network. All combined to ensure optimal uptime and total cost of ownership through the lifetime of the drivetrain. The Volvo Penta Electric Driveline draws on tested and proven electromobility technology from the Volvo Group.

The emission-free TICO Pro-Spotter, powered by Volvo Penta’s innovative electric driveline is an ideal solution for fleet operators interested in reducing carbon footprints and reaching zero-emission targets.

A Proven Solution

Developed based on TICO’s unique experience as both a terminal tractor manufacturer and fleet operator, along with Volvo Group’s demonstrated track record of electrification in heavy-duty applications, the TICO Pro-Spotter is a dependable solution fleet can count on to get the job done.


Engineered to Optimize Space, Performance, and Battery Life

The reduction in total vehicle weight offered through the Volvo Penta system design means faster acceleration, instant torque, improved efficiency, and optimized utilization of energy. The proprietary Active Cooling Unit maintains the temperature to maximize the lifetime and efficiency of the battery.


Electric Machine

The Electric Machine (EM) is a three-phase motor of a permanent magnet type, and it operates directly on the input shaft of the vehicle’s gearbox. Nominal power output is depending on temperature and load.

 

Improved Battery Life

Full battery capacity can be reached in 45 minutes with a 150kW charger. The system is also primed for opportunity charging to ensure the unit is ready for action during breaks.

 

Uptime Ensured

The TICO EDGE real-time service management platform, an integrated battery monitoring service and a dedicated support network each contributes to continuity for your operations.


Operator Comfort & Drivability

The Volvo Penta-powered TICO Pro-Spotter was designed with the operator in mind. From the roomiest cab in the industry to the Volvo Group two-speed gearbox offering seamless and silent shifting between gears, operators will experience enhanced comfort and a better driving experience. Regenerative braking is also supported to provide efficient energy regain and further improve drivability


Active Cooling Unit (ACU)

The system includes a proprietary Active Cooling Unit designed by Volvo Penta to maintain the temperature at optimal levels and maximize the lifetime and efficiency of the battery. Integrated Battery Monitoring Uptime is secured through an integrated battery monitoring service that allows for real-time status updates on the health of the driveline. Proactive maintenance, improved operational efficiency, valuable performance insight, and streamlined support from dealerships are just some of the benefits of this technology.

Forward Drive

Engineered for Total Optimization

Optimally sized dual battery packs are strategically placed between the chassis rails, protecting the units from potential damage within a harsh working environment. Energy density is maximized by only using two battery packs. The reduction in total vehicle weight offered through this design means faster acceleration, instant torque, improved efficiency, and optimized utilization of energy. With all components concisely packaged, accessibility is easy, and maintenance is simplified for both operators and technicians.

Built with the Future in Mind

The compact, high-energy battery pack is based on a platform that is built to seamlessly transform as energy technology evolves. The design will support the incorporation of even higher energy content levels, all while keeping the same dimensions and eliminating the need for re-engineering.Integrated Safety Features High voltage interlock loop (HVIL) and isolation monitoring are integrated to provide protection to operators.

Service and Support

One Contact - For All Your Needs

With Volvo Penta, you have one contact for everything: engines, drives, propellers, instruments, accessories, service or warranties. The components of the entire propulsion system can be obtained directly from your local Volvo Penta dealer.