Volta Trucks, a leading and disruptive fully-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has announced the appointment of Amanda Gibson as its head of public relations.
Gibson brings over 15 years of automotive industry experience from a multitude of roles at Mitsubishi Motors. This includes press and public relations, sales area management and electric vehicle programme management.
Most recently, she served as press, external affairs and sustainability manager at Innovation Automotive. This is the UK’s first multi-brand electric automotive company specialising in electric commercial vans.
This experience gives her a broad technical, commercial and communication experience with electric vehicles that will be essential in communicating the Volta Trucks brand, products and services to global media audiences.
Duncan Forrester, Volta Trucks chief communications officer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Amanda to Volta Trucks. She brings with her a wealth of experience and skills that will be essential as we communicate our journey to decarbonise urban logistics at an industry-leading pace.
“Her appointment is a great example of the ambition of the company and our intention to bring in industry experts in their respective fields.”
Amanda Gibson, Volta Trucks new head of public relations, said: “I am thrilled to be joining Volta Trucks at such an exciting time for the industry. Living in London, I see first-hand the effects of pollution and the scale of the challenge to transform the commercial vehicle fleet.
“With Volta Trucks’ mission, ‘Electric trucks for sustainable cities, with people at the heart of everything we do’, I’m excited to be a part of a company at the forefront of the journey towards a clean, safe and sustainable future.”
Earlier this year, Volta Trucks revealed the company’s forthcoming 7.5- and 12-tonne Volta Zero variants. These are the second product family in Volta’s lineup of electric vehicles (EVs). The new variant of the Volta Zero was in conjunction with Astheimer Design in Warwick in the UK alongside Volta Trucks’ engineering teams.
These new electric trucks bear a close but evolutionary visual relationship to the larger fully-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle, which is now undergoing extensive engineering development and testing ahead of customer evaluation in 2022.