The power behind Volvo Trucks’ electrification
Lerato Matebese spoke with product manager Anna Thorden in Sweden
As you will have read in Motor News in July, we attended the Volvo Trucks Innovation Days in Sweden, which was a rather interesting and eye-opening event that showcased the technology advancements being undertaken by the company. While at the event, we also caught up with Anna Thorden, who is product manager of electromobility at the company. Having been with the Volvo Trucks since 1995, Thorden was previously project manager for electromobility projects for both bus and truck products and, prior to that, was maintenance manager for electromobility products, so she has an illustrious and experienced career in the field of electromobility and one can easily surmise that she enjoys what she does if the enthusiasm and passion she enthuses about the subject is anything to go by. The company currently has the FL Electric platform from which it has spawned a commuter bus and refuse trucks as some of the applications that the company is currently working on. According to Thorden, the chall...