Volta Zero to debut in Germany this month

Published: Monday, June 14, 2021

Volta Trucks, a start-up full-electric goods vehicle manufacturer and services company, announced the world’s first purpose-built full electric 16-ton commercial vehicle known as Volta Zero will make its customer debut in Munich and Frankfurt, Germany from 14-25 June 2021.

Earlier, the company announced Volta Zero’s debut in Italy. 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.

With offices in Sweden, France and the UK, Volta Trucks and is partnering with a number of global leaders in the supply chain for the development and production of the Volta Zero.

The Volta Zero will be displayed in Munich in conjunction with Volta Trucks customer, Petit Forestier, and in Frankfurt with partner, DB Schenker. The company said interested customers can book a demonstration of the Volta Zero at www.voltatrucks.com/de

Following the German roadshow, the full-electric Volta Zero 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.

“I’m delighted at the customer reception that the Volta Zero has received across Europe. Its zero emission full- electric powertrain supports customer’s decarbonisation 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,” said Carla Detrieux, Business Development Director of Volta Trucks.

“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,” she added.

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The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for inner-city logistics, reducing the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centres. 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 tons of CO2 by 2025.

The Volta Zero 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 of a Volta Zero 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. The prototype Volta Zero was launched in September 2020, with the first vehicles expected to be operating with customers in late 2021.