Volta marches on Germany!

Volta marches on Germany!

Volta Trucks has confirmed that the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle will make its customer debut in Germany from June 14 to 25, in Munich and Frankfurt. This is an extremely brave move; the German truck market is notoriously hard for any foreign producers to conquer.

The Volta Zero will be displayed in Munich in conjunction with Volta Trucks customer, Petit Forestier, and in Frankfurt with partner, DB Schenker.

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 June 30 to July 1.

Business development director of Volta Trucks, Carla Detrieux, says she is delighted at the customer reception that the Volta Zero has received across Europe. “Its zero-emission full-electric powertrain supports our customers’ 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. 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.”

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 to 200 km, the Volta Zero will eliminate an estimated 1,2M tonnes of CO2 by 2025. The prototype Volta Zero was launched in September 2020, with the first vehicles expected to be operating with customers in late 2021.

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