Commercial electric vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks is returning to Freight in the City Expo this year to display its full-electric Volta Zero truck.
Swedish start-up Volta Trucks says the arrival of the Volta Zero at Freight in the City is symbolic, as it is two years since founder, Carl-Magnus Norden, and co-founder, Kjell Waloen, gave a presentation on the future of Volta Trucks and its plans to launch the innovative electric vehicle. Now, two years later, the Volta Zero vehicle will be on display at the event.
Visitors to Volta Trucks’ stand will be able to see the purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle, designed for inner city logistics.
Designed from the ground up with an operating pure-electric range of 150-200km, the Volta Zero will eliminate an estimated 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 by 2025, according to Volta Trucks.
Safety is also high on the agenda for the manufacturer, which has a mission to produce the safest city trucks.
The Volta Zero was designed for electric from the outset, marking a step-change in vehicle design and driver and pedestrian safety. By removing the internal combustion engine, the driver 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, minimising dangerous blind spots.
Volta Trucks’ UK business development manager, William Carlsson, said; “I’m delighted that we can bring the Volta Zero to UK customers at such an important time for the country’s transition to a zero-emission economy, with the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow just a few months away.
“The Volta Zero has received a very positive reception across Europe where our customers have appreciated how the truck’s full-electric powertrain can support their sustainability ambitions, and that the ground-up approach we’ve taken to design helps us deliver a safer and more comfortable working environment for drivers.
“London is one of our initial launch markets and important for Volta Trucks so bringing the Volta Zero to UK customers to better understand their needs will give us vital learnings as we plan for the first vehicles to be on the UK’s roads next year.”
Freight in the City Expo is a free-to-attend one-day event focused on best practice operation and latest technology for urban freight deliveries. It takes place on 28 September at London’s Alexandra Palace, so register today for your free pass.