DSV Begins UK Trials with Volta Zero Trucks

DSV, a global transport and logistics firm, has started testing the Volta Zero, an all-electric vehicle provided by Volta Trucks, as part of the latter’s Driving Experience Programme. This trial signifies DSV’s latest step towards greener delivery solutions in the UK.

Why It Matters

The adoption of the Volta Zero by a significant player like DSV reinforces the ongoing shift towards sustainable transportation. DSV’s decision to include an electric truck in its fleet underscores the industry’s commitment to environmentally friendly solutions and sets a precedent for other delivery companies to follow.

Key Points

  • Volta Trucks, renowned for its all-electric commercial vehicles, is collaborating with DSV for this UK trial.
  • The Volta Zero, which boasts zero-tailpipe emissions, will function from DSV’s Purfleet hub. It will handle last-mile deliveries in London and the Southeast between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM, with nighttime charging at DSV’s primary depot.
  • DSV operates in over 80 countries, employing more than 75,000 individuals. They have pledged to achieve net-zero emissions across all their operations by 2050.
  • Volta Trucks’ Driving Experience Programme is available in several European countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, and Sweden.

Bottom Line

This collaboration between DSV and Volta Trucks signifies a transformative step in sustainable transport. As more major transport companies invest in electric vehicles, the industry moves closer to a greener future. Both companies are optimistic about the trials and anticipate witnessing the tangible benefits of integrating electric trucks into daily operations.


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