Volta adds to heavyweight board

Colin Barnett
January 19, 2023

Volta Trucks has further strengthened its management team with the appointment of former Volvo Trucks president, Claes Nilsson (pictured) to its board of directors. Nilsson left Volvo in 2019 after a long career with the brand in many senior roles globally. This move follows the appointment in November of Prof. Dr-Ing. Karl Viktor Schaller to the board, former Chief Technology Officer and head of heavy trucks at MAN Truck and Bus.

Of the appointments, Douglas Snyder, chairman of Volta Trucks’ board of directors said: “The appointment of Claes Nilsson comes just two months after the appointment of Karl Viktor Schaller to the Volta Trucks board. These new appointments further strengthen the deep experience within the board, bringing key industry expertise and validation to the company as it focuses on its commercial operations, and converting the initial interest generated in the full-electric Volta Zero into confirmed and binding orders. These customer truck orders will be built early this year on our production line in Steyr, Austria.”

For his part, Nilsson added; “It is with great enthusiasm that I join the board of directors of Volta Trucks. I am very impressed with the vision and plans the company has to deliver electric commercial vehicles and thereby contribute to a more sustainable transport industry. The product is clearly a world-first concept, both in terms of an optimized electric truck and for the safety of drivers and other road users. The operational model and the speed that Volta Trucks has worked is also contributing to my excitement. Most importantly though, is the positive impression of the people I have been in contact with. With my experience from many years in the truck industry, I look forward to supporting the company in its future progress.”

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Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett has been involved in the road transport industry since becoming an apprentice truck mechanic and worked on Commercial Motor for 27 years

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