Safety

Designed for electric – designed for safety

Safety is in our heart, and our trucks are designed from a blank sheet of paper to be the safest commercial vehicles for one simple reason: Transport for London’s own statistics show that 26% of pedestrian fatalities and 78% of cyclist deaths involve a truck, yet trucks only account for 4% of road miles. This is clearly unacceptable. Designing the Volta Zero without the legacy of an internal combustion engine enabled our designers and engineers to completely reimagine established truck design principles.

The driver has a wide 220-degrees of direct vision around the vehicle. This panoramic view through a glasshouse-style cab delivers a Transport for London five-star Direct Vision Standard rating for optimum visibility. The driver sits in a low and central position, eliminating blind spots, and mirroring the eye-line of nearby pedestrians and other road users for easy visual communication.

The central seating position also aids driver entry and exit, with a low step height allowing safe and easy access through fast-opening sliding doors, directly onto the pavement and never the busy carriageway.

Driver comfort has been optimized by minimizing cognitive overload. The cabin is contemporary and spacious, with intuitive user interfaces. The Volta Zero delivers a premium experience and workspace for drivers, encouraging recruitment and retention for fleet operators.

See for yourself

In truck design, safety is all about vision. The Volta Zero’s innovative designs provides industry-leading visibility to protect the driver and other road users.

Explore the driver’s world and see what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of the 16-tonne electric Volta Zero, compared to a traditional, internal combustion engine truck by scrolling across our 360 below.

Traditional Truck

The Volta Zero