- Volta Zero selected by Bring and Posten for trials in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland, commencing in Q1-2021.
- Bring’s use of the Volta Zero, the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne delivery vehicle, due to commence in Q1-2021.
Bring and Posten, the Nordic region’s leading distributor of parcels, cargo, and mail, has chosen Volta Trucks for an exclusive trial of its forthcoming Volta Zero. The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric large freight distribution vehicle, and the trial will support Bring and Posten’s significant network of inner-city mail and parcel pick-up and drop-off locations.
With the full-electric, zero-emission truck specifically designed to operate in inner city environments, the Volta Zero will be extensively tested in the locations it was designed to excel in, providing real-world data and driver feedback to engineers in the vehicle development programme.
Announcing the partnership, Per Öhagen, Executive Vice President of E-commerce and Logistics of Bring, said:
Confirming the partnership between Volta Trucks and Bring, Rob Fowler, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, said;
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 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 first prototype Volta Zero is currently being built, and will be launched later in 2020, with the first pilot test vehicles due to start evaluation with customers in Q1-2021.
About Volta Trucks.
Volta Trucks is a start-up full-electric goods vehicle manufacturer and services company.Volta Trucks has offices in the UK and Sweden and has partnered with a number of industry- leading design and engineering companies to develop the Zero, including Prodrive, Astheimer and Magtec.
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