DSV trial Volta Zero electric truck

Commercial Motor
August 29, 2023

DSV has been revealed as one of the operators involved in trails of the Volta Zero.

As part of Volta’s Driving Experience Programme, the all-electric truck will be operating from DSV’s southern hub in Purfleet where it will be completing last-mile groupage deliveries in London and the Southeast. DSV will be operating the truck on routes between the hours of 06.00hrs and 19.00hrs, with overnight charging back at their main depot.

John Hawksworth, senior director for road operation at DSV said; “We have researched the possibility of facilitating electric vehicles without impacting service levels for some time and Volta Trucks has provided us with the perfect solution. We are delighted to be part of such a significant innovation in the industry and look forward to evaluating the benefits in the coming months.”

The Volta Zero Driving Experience Programme offers fleet operators the opportunity to be loaned a truck for an extended period, allowing them to understand how it would integrate into their operations. Driving Experience Programmes are currently running in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden.

Chris Heddle, Volta Trucks UK sales manager said: “We are delighted to see the Volta Zero operational on the roads of the UK as part of our Driving Experience Programme, and to see DSV utilising the vehicle for real-world day-to-day deliveries. At Volta Trucks, we are focused on driving towards more sustainable, safer and healthier cities and have a laser focus on accelerating the electrification of the commercial transport sector.”

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