Volta Trucks, a leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and service provider, has announced the arrival of its Volta Zero in Spain. This follows the news of the conclusion of a successful Series C funding round of €230 million.
As part of its European roadshow, Volta Trucks will be in Madrid on 5/6 April, presenting the Volta Zero at the world-renowned Circuito del Jarma, home to the Spanish Grand Prix between 1968 and 1981. To learn more about your fleet’s sustainable journey to electrification, bookings can be made here.
Today’s diesel-engine trucks account for 72 percent of road-going greenhouse gases. In response to this, and to decarbonise last-mile logistics, the Swedish start-up has launched the world’s first purpose-built, full-electric 16-tonne Volta Zero in Spain.
The Volta Zero, which is being manufactured at a facility in Steyr, Austria, has been designed for city-centre distribution, reducing the environmental impact of freight transport in urban centres, where air quality is at its worst.
Following the start of production this year, the vehicles will be in circulation throughout Madrid in 2023, a city that exceeded the EU’s air quality standard in 2021.
Volta Trucks plans to produce 5,000 vehicles throughout Europe in 2023, increasing to 14,000 in 2024, 27,000 in 2025. The 16-tonne vehicle is the first of the four variants which range between 7.5- and 18-tonnes.
The Volta Zero is not only positioned as one of the most sustainable trucks but also as one of the safest, thanks to the ground-up design which comes as a result of its innovative electric powertrain.
This enables a reimagined approach to pedestrian, driver, and vehicle safety. The Volta Zero’s cab provides the driver with a 220-degree field of visibility, minimising blind spots and reducing accidents with cyclists and other vulnerable road users.
Due to progressive legislation in favour of decarbonisation and the need for zero-emission, full-electric commercial vehicles, Volta Trucks will launch first in London and Paris by the end of this year. Volta Trucks will then strategically expand into other cities throughout Europe and into North America.