- Norfolk-based CarbonNeutral® Shred Station to trial and purchase the Volta Zero during 2021, as part of their portfolio of low emission vehicles.
- Shred Station is the world’s largest independent shredding company, with a clear focus on their environmental commitments.
Volta Trucks has confirmed that Norfolk-based shredding company, Shred Station Ltd, has joined their Pioneer Programme and will be among the first to trial the Volta Zero – the world’s first purpose-built full electric large commercial vehicle, designed for city-centre operations. Such is their confidence in the vehicle, Shred Station have already confirmed the purchase of a Volta Zero, even before the trial takes place.
Shred Station was recently verified as the world’s largest independent shredding company. Already CarbonNeutral® certified , Shred Station has clear environmental commitments, with the Volta Zero joining a portfolio of low-emission trucks already on the fleet. With its own zero emission and sustainable approach to inner-city logistics, thanks to the full-electric powertrain and sustainable natural flax and biodegradable resin composite body panels, the Volta Zero will perfectly complement Shred Station’s environmental ambitions.
Announcing the trial of the Volta Zero, Shred Station’s Commercial Director, Kristian Carter, said;
Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, Rob Fowler, added;
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 was launched in September 2020, with the first pilot test vehicles due to start evaluation with customers in Q3-2021.
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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