Volta Trucks brings the full-electric Volta Zero to Italy
By Duncan Forrester | 27 May 2021
Volta Trucks, the leading full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has confirmed that the Volta Zero will make its Italian debut between 7 and 11 June in Milan. The customer event in Italy comes soon after similar successful French and Spanish events that have seen over 600 individual demonstrations of the Volta Zero in COVID-secure environments. The arrival in Italy also follows the company’s recently announced Europe-first principles within its Road-to-Zero Emissions strategy, with Volta Trucks set to launch four full-electric commercial vehicles and increase its projected sales volumes to over 27,000 by 2025.
Italian fleet operators and customers can experience the Volta Zero in Peschiera Borromeo, Milan, and the vehicle will be displayed in conjunction with Volta Trucks partner, DB Schenker. Volta Trucks has also launched its new Italian website – www.voltatrucks.com/it, where bookings can be made to attend a demonstration of the first purpose-built full-electric large commercial vehicle designed for city centre logistics.
Business Development Director of Volta Trucks, Carla Detrieux, said;
"Introducing Italian customers and fleet operators to the Volta Zero in Milan is an exciting continuation of our European tour of sustainability-focused cities. With our focus on safety, thanks to the design freedoms offered by the compact electric drivetrain, and our sustainability ambitions, we are seeing an ever-increasing demand from customers who are on their own journeys to decarbonise their operations. Volta Trucks, and the Volta Zero, are the perfect partner for those customers, and with our Truck as a Service proposition, we support customers on every step of the migration to electrification. I’m looking forward to introducing the Volta Zero to our Italian customers, researching the market, and further understanding their vehicle requirements."
About the Volta Zero.
The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for
inner-city freight deliveries, 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 180,000 tonnes of CO 2 by 2025.
Safety is also at the heart of Volta Trucks, with its ambition of being the safest large commercial vehicle manufacturer. 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.
About Volta Trucks.
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 a number of global leaders in the supply chain for the development and production of the Volta Zero.
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