Volta Trucks selects QAD Adaptive ERP solution
By Duncan Forrester | 08 June 2021
Volta Trucks, the leading full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced that it will implement QAD’s Adaptive ERP and other QAD Adaptive Applications solutions, including QAD EQMS (Enterprise Quality Management System), QAD DynaSys DSCP (Digital Supply Chain Management), QAD Sourcing and QAD Supplier Management. Volta Trucks will implement QAD company wide.
"We are at a pivotal moment of a major transformation in the automotive industry,"
said Volta Trucks Chief Executive Officer, Essa Al-Saleh.
"We are entering this market in a major transition from an internal combustion engine ecosystem towards a zero-emission ecosystem, with battery electric vehicles playing a major role. This creates tremendous opportunities for us, building the world’s first full-electric large commercial vehicle where everything has been created from the ground up. While we need to be nimble in our approach, it also demands the best systems and processes to ensure we remain on track to deliver on our objectives. We were searching for a partner that could rapidly implement a scalable and adaptive solution to enable us to reach our vision, and we found this in QAD."
The company's first vehicle, the Volta Zero, is the world's first purpose-built full electric 16-ton commercial vehicle created specifically for city center freight distribution. The company initially launched in London and Paris, and recently confirmed it would expand further into other European cities, as well as North America and Asia.
Volta Trucks plans to expand its product portfolio to offer a comprehensive range of full-electric commercial vehicles from 7.5 to 19 ton, reimagined and redesigned specifically to support the decarbonization of the logistics industry. To support the growth of its product portfolio and its business, Volta Trucks sought enterprise solutions that would meet its current business needs while also providing a foundation for future expansion. The company set out to find a cloud-based solution that featured automotive best practices, prescriptive process maps, work instructions and test scripts. After a comprehensive review of several vendors, Volta Trucks selected QAD.
"The migration from internal combustion engines to electrification is well underway and happening extremely quickly,"
said QAD Senior Vice President, Automotive and Mobility, Charlie Eggerding.
"Of all the disruptions facing the automotive industry, the rise of electric vehicles is the most transformative. Bringing on a cutting-edge electric vehicle company like Volta Trucks demonstrates how well QAD's suite of solutions are positioned to meet the needs of the newest generation of auto manufacturers. QAD has years of experience and a wide range of customers in the automotive industry and our rapid, agile, and effective approach to global deployments are helping many others adapt to this emerging business model. As the automotive landscape continues to evolve, QAD looks forward to helping transformative companies like Volta Trucks innovate and succeed."
About the Volta Zero.
The Volta Zero is the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for
inner-city logistics, 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 1.2M tonnes of CO 2 by 2025.
Safety is also at the heart of Volta Trucks, with its ambition of producing the safest trucks for our cities. The Volta Zero was designed for electric from the outset, which facilitates a step- change in vehicle, driver 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 prototype Volta Zero was launched in September 2020, with the first vehicles expected to be operating with customers in late 2021.
About Volta Trucks.
Volta Trucks is a start-up full-electric goods vehicle manufacturer and services company. Volta Trucks has offices in Sweden, France and the UK and is partnering with a number of global leaders in the supply chain for the development and production of the Volta Zero.
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