Following the recent announcement of Volta Zero’s Italian introduction, Volta Trucks has confirmed that the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-ton commercial vehicle will also make its customer debut in Germany from 14 to 25 June Munich and Frankfurt. This follows successful French and Spanish events where over 600 individual customer demonstrations of the Volta Zero have taken place and concludes the first stage of its mainland European customer tour.
The Volta Zero will be displayed in Munich in conjunction with Volta Trucks customer, Petit Forestier, and in Frankfurt with partner, DB Schenker. Interested customers can book a demonstration of the Volta Zero at www.voltatrucks.com/de
Following the German roadshow, the full-electric truck will make its global public debut at the Innovation and Technology in Logistics live event, ITT Hub, at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre in the UK from 30 June to 1 July.
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“I’m delighted at the customer reception that the Volta Zero has received across Europe. Its zero-emission full-electric powertrain supports customer’s decarbonization and sustainability ambitions, and our ground-up approach to design without the legacy constraints of the internal combustion engine helps us deliver a safer and more comfortable working environment for drivers. When combined with our Truck as a Service offer, fleet operators can deliver safety, sustainability, and profitability in their operations. I’m looking forward to introducing the Volta Zero to our German customers and showing them how it can seamlessly integrate into their operations.” – Carla Detrieux, Business Development Director of Volta Trucks
The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-ton vehicle designed for inner-city logistics, reducing the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centers. Designed from the ground up with an operating pure-electric range of 150 – 200 kms (95 – 125 miles), the Volta Zero will eliminate an estimated 1.2M tonnes of CO 2 by 2025.
Safety is also at the heart of Volta Trucks, with its ambition of producing the safest trucks for our cities. The truvk was designed for electric from the outset, which facilitates a step-change in vehicle, driver and pedestrian safety. Thanks to the removal of the internal combustion engine, the operator sits in a central driving position, with a much lower seat height than a conventional truck. This combination, plus a glass house-style cab design, gives the driver a wide 220-degrees of visibility, minimizing dangerous blind spots. The prototype Volta Zero was launched in September 2020, with the first vehicles expected to be operating with customers in late 2021.
Volta Trucks is a start-up full-electric goods vehicle manufacturer and services company. Volta Trucks has offices in Sweden, France, and the UK and is partnering with several global leaders in the supply chain to develop and produce Volta Zero.