Volta Zero all-electric truck embarks on UK customer roadshow

Volta Trucks, a leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has confirmed that the fully-electric Volta Zero will tour the UK throughout September. This will take place at a series of high-profile customer and industry events.

The UK roadshow follows the successful European tour of Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Frankfurt where more than 700 individual customer demonstrations of the Volta Zero were undertaken.

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The UK tour kicks off at the EV Summit at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University on 1-2 September. Founder and executive chairman of Volta Trucks, Carl-Magnus Norden, will also present in the electric vehicle design panel debate.

The EV Summit, which recently announced its full panel of speakers, brings together business leaders and key players working on electric vehicles, energy, information technology and charging infrastructure, to explore how the world advances to battery-electric emobility.

It’s fitting the Volta Zero starts its UK tour at the EV Summit in Oxford because Volta Trucks worked with Oxfordshire based Prodrive to develop its electric powertrain. Plus, Oxford is fast becoming the new world epicentre for electric vehicle (EV) technology.

Following its UK launch at the EV Summit, the Volta Zero will be presented at Fully Charged Outside on 3-5 September. The Volta Zero will then move on to the ExCeL in London for Lunch! Contemporary Food To-Go Show on 23-24 September.

With the refrigerated variant of the Volta Zero being perfectly suited for the food and beverage segment, Lunch! is a natural environment for the all-electric last-mile delivery vehicle. The Volta Zero will be presented with Nobl Thirst, formerly Drinks Cubed – Volta Trucks’ first customer.

Concluding the UK roadshow will be a Volta Trucks display at Freight in the City at London’s Alexandra Palace on 28 September. The presentation of the Volta Zero at Freight in the City is symbolic because it was two years since founder, Carl-Magnus Norden, and co-founder, Kjell Waloen, gave a presentation on the future of Volta Trucks and its first vehicle, the full-electric Volta Zero.

William Carlsson, Volta Trucks’ UK business development manager, said; “I’m delighted that we can bring the Volta Zero to the UK customers at such an important time for the country’s transition to a zero-emission economy, with the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow just a few months away.

“The Volta Zero has received a very positive reception across Europe where our customers have appreciated how the truck’s full-electric powertrain can support their sustainability ambitions, and that the ground-up approach we’ve taken to design helps us deliver a safer and more comfortable working environment for drivers.

“London is one of our initial launch markets and important for Volta Trucks so bringing the Volta Zero to UK customers to better understand their needs will give us vital learnings as we plan for the first vehicles to be on the UK’s roads next year.”

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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